Today’s grocery shopper is driven by more than just stocking their pantries with staples. Shopping has become an experience fueled by healthy lifestyle choices, food exploration, and the social component of sharing meals. We design grocery stores and food markets with that customer experience in mind. Grocery design has been a focus of Henderson since we started so we know what it takes to seamlessly integrate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, with other critical systems such as refrigeration and lighting with a sustainable lens. Whether it’s urban multi-story food market or a sprawling suburban super store, our expertise in daylight harvesting, water reclamation, refrigerant conversion, and more our experts have seen it all.


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For the last 50 years, Henderson has provided engineering solutions for 1,500+ grocery store projects (and counting!) across more than 25 major grocery retailers nationwide. Browse our Grocery project gallery to see what we’re designing.

Walmart Neighborhood Markets

Sprouts Farmers Market

RaceTrac City Market



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2022 Energy & Store Development Conference Insights
Exploring Sustainable Grocery Refrigeration Systems
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SPECS 2022 Presentation – Title 24 Update: What Does It Mean for Retailers?
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DfMA: How it All Comes Together
Establishing the Case for Building Electrification
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Employee Fundamentals Training and Resources

Chris Thibodeaux

Retail Sector Grocery Practice Director | Principal



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