7-Eleven & Speedway

  1. Channel: Delivery
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 […]
  1. Department: Beverage
  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 […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
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 […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
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 […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
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.
  1. Channel: Convenience
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 […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Parcel delivery firm DPD has partnered with Quadient to access a new UK wide network of smart parcel lockers.  Quadient will initially install 500 contactless locker stations this year, with a plan for 5,000 in the coming years.  200 of the initial installations will be 24/7 outdoor facilities, and locations could include shopping precincts, housing […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Morrisons is adopting Worldline’s Lane/3000 PIN Pad as a core part of its in-store payment system. This will help the UK grocery giant manage the millions of multi-lane, self-check and restaurant transactions that are processed each day, enabling consumers to pay faster at the tills and reduce overall waiting times.  Worldline has been supplying the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Victoria’s Secret (VS&Co.) and Gopuff have become the latest retailers to make significant cuts to their workforce. VS&Co. is laying off about 5% of its home management staff, consisting of about 160 roles, as part of a wider reorganization effort that will unite the Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Beauty operations under one business structure. Gopuff […]
  1. Stores & Formats
7-Eleven has been expanding the boundaries of the convenience store concept with ongoing launches of its Evolution Stores. The retailer uses each of the nine locations to gain a better understanding of what shoppers want in their respective markets, and these actionable insights in turn power innovation and development for the chain as a whole. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Hand held digital marketing is the key to drive incremental traffic, sales, and profits at restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and dollar stores according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Consumers are dynamic not static. The buying journey has been forever changed, and digital is now the starting point […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Once again, the weather has warmed up and 7-Eleven is planning an extra-large celebration for its 95th birthday on July 11, aka 7/11. For the first time ever, 7-Eleven will hold Slurpee Day at all 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores and give customers 11 days to redeem their free small Slurpee drink. The Grocerant […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
7-Eleven has partnered with Waitr to add another delivery option at more than 700 of its stores. Waitr specializes in on-demand restaurant and grocery store delivery in 1,000 U.S. cities, and 7-Eleven is the platform’s first national convenience store partner. Waitr will join the range of other delivery options 7-Eleven offers, including: The 7NOW Gold […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  In the sixties at the intersection of the War and Civil Rights movement it seems as if “the times they are a changin” right in front of our eyes as Bob Dylanwrote. It would seem today the same can be said as the country seems as divided as it was back in the day.  […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
Two stories this morning about how a pair of companies are testing new formats as a way of expanding their appeal. •  The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that there is a new two-story Taco Bell drive-through-only format – named “Defy” – opened in the Brooklyn Park section of the Twin Cities. The format, which […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons has introduced consumer-generated ratings and review functionality on 11 of its banners’ sites, including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s. The launch is likely related to Albertsons’ plans to re-enter the marketplace arena; the retailer’s Senior Director of Marketplaces Jasmin Krdzalic provided a “sneak peek” at the May 2022 RICE conference in Chicago. PowerReviews is […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Yes, the company that branded the Slurpee back in 1966 and is famous for it around at over 79, 115 stores continues to listen to its customers and elevate hot button consumer focused issues according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.Consumers are dynamic not static and legacy brands need […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  If success leaves clues and it does, 7-Eleven has found some new success clues within its video game partnership with Rocket League that are driving new electricity into the 7-Eleven brand, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, following 7-Eleven, exciting collaboration with Rocket League.  You know the popular […]
  1. Associates & Employees
7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes will host a National Hiring Event on May 3 across more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada, with the goal of collectively onboarding 60,000 employees. The retailers are looking for both associate and management positions inside the store as well as support roles, numerous IT positions and maintenance technicians, […]
  1. Department & Category
  Operational efficiencies that save labor while reducing food cost are in demand during times of inflation.  Many fresh food retailers are taking one step back to edify their franchise system adding new roller grill items while asking their fresh food customers just to turn away from the grill and keep buying fresh. According to […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  Opportunity cost is the loss of potential gain from other alternative when one alternative is chosen over another. In this case the cost of customer acquisition just went up for many restaurants trying to garner trial, customer migration, top-line sales, and bottom-line profits according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice […]

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