The mixed store layout combines design elements from multiple formats to provide retailers with a versatile option. Department stores employ a compelling combination of straight, diagonal, and angular concepts, among other design elements, to create a dynamic flow through various departments featuring a wide range of merchandise. Large grocery store chains have also combined mixed store layout elements successfully. Customers, for example, have the option of navigating a grid layout for their basic groceries but are compelled to search the angular displays featuring high-margin wine, beer, and imported cheeses. The benefits of combining different store layouts appear obvious, but the space and resource requirements to maintain this design can be challenging for retailers.