Channel: Convenience

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  The race is on to order you 7-Eleven X Crocs.  That’s right shoes / clogs branded for 7-Eleven enthusiast. Yes, it is where style meets the snack aisle with the all-new 7-Eleven X Crocs collaboration. The exclusive collection introduces three limited-edition styles, including Crocs’ newest icon: the height-forward Mega Crush Clog. How is your brand […]
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Bloomberg has a story about how Circle K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard is developing a series of tactics designed to serve a core strategy – growing its food sales to represent between 20 and 25 percent of sales. The impetus comes from a recognition that the company is too dependent on fuel sales and profits at […]
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  Here are some of out Grocerant Guru’s Clues from National Restaurant Show 2022 .  The retail foodservice customer is not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for […]
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A Serve Robotics delivery robot has failed to reroute around a police barrier due to human error. Video of the robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral last week. A food delivery robot forces it’s way across a police crime scene. pic.twitter.com/T5DaET5Q5b — Film The Police […]
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  With employees going back to work much slower than anyone had expected, retailers that excelled at selling coffee and snacks during the AM Daypart have struggled.  Success does leave clues and 7-Eleven is a leader in retail for a reason; they evolving with the consumer, albeit today at the expense of fast-food restaurants.  Steven […]
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Uber and Nuro have announced a ten-year partnership to use the latter’s autonomous, electric vehicles for food deliveries in the United States. The tie up will kick off this autumn with deliveries in Houston, TX and Mountain View, CA. Uber and Nuro plan to expand the service to the greater Bay Area. [email protected] is our […]
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  Grocerant niche mix and match meal bundling is but one reason that Casey’s General Stores is a retail leader within the grocerant niche according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “Casey’s understands the power of meal and menu bunding and the The Ultimate Beer Cheese Breakfast Pizza […]
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7-Eleven has launched the 7Collection site, giving the retailer’s customers and fans a place to purchase apparel, travel mugs, graphic T-shirts and a wide range of memorabilia. For its first seven days of operation, shoppers will receive an 11% discount by using the 7Collection11 code. The convenience store giant is kicking off the online shop […]
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Coborn’s, the Minnesota-based supermarket chain, announced yesterday that its CEO-chairman, Chris Coborn, “has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition. The organization is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to drive measurable action and meaningful change in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. “In signing this commitment, Coborn’s, Inc. joins a partnership […]
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  Success does leave clues and 7-Eleven has picked-up more than their fair share of clues over the years according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated “all foodservice retailers can learn from one another.  With a huge global footprint 7-Eleven is positioned to view, learn, and rollout success […]
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IKEA U.S. is deploying fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers at more than 25 retail locations across the country via a partnership with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial. The initiative is part of the retailer’s plan to become circular and climate positive by 2030, which includes achieving zero-emissions home deliveries by 2025 and cutting relative emissions […]
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As retailers and restaurants improve their direct delivery channels, aggregators are challenged to work harder to draw consumers to their marketplaces. Convenience store giant 7-Eleven, for one, has been especially proactive in developing its delivery capabilities, making on-demand fulfillment part of the brand’s value proposition for consumers. The retailer has acquired white-label on-demand delivery provider […]
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The Information reports that 7-Eleven has acquired Skipcart, described as “a four-year-old startup that developed a major network of drivers for fast delivery of restaurant food and other goods in the U.S.”  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though two years ago Skipcart was valued at $65 million; according to the story, “the company […]
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  Supply chain problems?  When it comes to retail foodservice including C-stores, delis, and restaurants Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes the same way Joseph Bona & James Owens do. Joseph Bona is founding partner and president of Bona Design Lab and James Owens, AIA, NCARB, is a vice president and […]
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Summer time is outdoor time for most of us.  Getting away from the gym, getting outdoors and walking, hiking, or running being outdoors brightens our days.  7-Eleven has given everyone many reasons to get out and stop by their stores this summer including free Slurpee’s, Big Bites for a buck, and a chance now to […]
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Kitchen United raised $100 million from a group of investors that include Alimentation Couche-Tard, Kroger, Restaurant Brands International and Simon Property Group. The latest round brings Kitchen United’s fundraising to $175 million.
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This week, I’m rerunning some popular posts while I prepare for this Friday’s live video webinar: Specialty Drugs Update: Trends, Controversies, and Outlook . ICYMI, the unimplemented rule to reform rebates in Medicare Part D remains the ultimate budget gimmick. More than $122 billion in “savings” (offsets) from the current drug pricing reconciliation legislation comes from […]
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The Tech At Boots team has showcased MongoDB in the first ever Innovation Station broadcast. This is part of the Boots INNOVATE workspace, which launched last week in partnership with TCS at the retailer’s site in Nottingham. In a LinkedIn post, Lesley Caddow, Enterprise Account Executive at MongoDB, said: “With such a strong strategic partnership […]
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  Success does leave clues and Wawa has picked-up a lot of them and shared many of them. The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®and our Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnsonbelieves Wawa is one of if not the best run C-store chain in the U.S. at driving new electricity into it brands and customer base. […]
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7-Eleven is letting 880 corporate workers go following its acquisition of Speedway, announced in 2020. “We are just over a year into our integration process following the $21 billion Speedway acquisition and have made significant progress. As with any integration, our approach includes assessing our combined organization structure,” said a company spokesperson.
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Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has cut roughly 880 corporate jobs in the United States, CNBC has learned, roughly a year after it completed its $21 billion acquisition of rival C-store and gas station business Speedway. The cuts were of certain jobs in the company’s Irving, Texas, and Enon, Ohio, support centers, as well as field […]
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Boots UK has launched a new INNOVATE workspace in partnership with TCS at its site in Nottingham. The aim is to encourage and nurture a startup culture. INNOVATE has been designed to be an agile incubator combining creative space with top talent and evolving technology. The workspace is made up of a variety of collaboration […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]

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