The industry leader 7 Eleven continues testing contemporize fresh prepared food components that can be Mix and Matched by the consumer in to a custom made meal for one or fifty! With fresh food driving sales and frequency, there is no end in sight for the growth and profitability of this sector.
Sheetz is now settling into North Carolina and continues to build new stores there; they also have units now in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. QuikTrip is fun to watch they are building right in the back yard of 7 Eleven and now have 76 units in the Dallas metroplex.
We were the first to call for this consolidation in early January and it is clear that the growth and process of consolidation is well under way. Here is the link to the article we published in January. If success leaves clues; we have pick them up. Invite Foodservice Solutions to provide brand and product positioning assistance. Social media is not new but good companies like, The National Networker Weekly Newsletter understand how to create "site" and industry "buzz" vist them on the web for more.
http://www.foodservice.com/articles/show.cfm?contentid=7513&title=Convenience store sector: the stage is set for consolidation in 2010.
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