7-Eleven, Inc. announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to sell 293 Speedway and 7-Eleven stores to three separate buyers.
7-Eleven, Inc. is changing the world of convenience with yet another Evolution Store featuring tacos on handmade tortillas, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked Wine Cellar and Beer Cooler, fresh-baked croissants and cookies, customized espresso drinks, artisan craft sodas, premium cigars in a cedar-lined humidor and more.
As we've been publishing the Produce Blueprints November/December feature on convenience stores, I can't help but be a Texan about my favorite convenience store: Buc-ee's.
Helping customers become accustomed to convenience stores as a place they go for fresh produce is not an easy proposition because it requires reshaping their habits.
Providing consumers with the type of fresh produce they can eat while on the go is one challenge that convenience store operators and their suppliers face.
Despite the positive numbers and outlook, convenience stores have not escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic that hit much of the retail landscape hard.
While the pandemic overall has been dismal for many, some consumer habits that have changed and are being witnessed in grocery stores, may also take place in convenience stores.
Brian Numainville, principal at Lake Success, NY-based Retail Feedback Group, says some aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic may be prompting consumers to visit convenience stores more frequently.
Consumers are heading to their local convenience stores and not only filling their tanks but making purchases of fresh produce.