In New England 58 unit White Hen Panty is selling all of it’s stores to 7 Eleven. With it’s global food testing program well under way, the competition in the convenience sector is heating up. This is now about location and marketshare. What other regional players around the country may be next?
Regional players like New England based Tedeschi who have been in the area and stress local and family will have to step up their grocerant prepared food game. Currently they serve Green Mountain Coffee.and have a selection of fresh pasty and muffins for the morning daypart. The mid-day they have fresh subs or salads, however we have seen a much larger selection of food product in test at 7 Eleven and it will be interesting to watch what items and price that they roll with early in 2010.
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