The Sacramento Business Journal reports that Raley's there has converted an older store that had been replaced by a new unit into a dark store that it can use as an e-commerce fulfillment center.
The reason: The coronavirus pandemic created enough demand that it made sense to use the location as a micro-fulfillment center rather than lease it out to another retailer. (Which might've been problematic anyway considering the impact that the pandemic has had on bricks-and-mortar retail.)
- KC's View:
Smart. Very smart.
What'll be interesting will be if demand remains high enough to compel Raley's to keep the unity as a dark store.