When the customer is on the move retailers must move with them or risk losing the customer altogether according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Grocery stores are not different when consumers are on the move grocery stores must evolve with them or simply fad away according to Johnson.
The new retail ‘C-store’ is called Tom Thumb Express and will occupy about 2,500 square feet of space. It will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with self-service at six fuel pumps available 24 hours a day as reported by the Dallas News.
In a bit of a twist from what other retailers are ding the Tom Thumb Express In-store offerings will include fresh food from an already operating Tom Thumb supermarket, such as sandwiches, cut fruit, salads and hot food to take home. Beverage options include coffee, f'real milkshakes and smoothies, and ICEE drinks.
Grocery store trying the ‘Hub and Spoke’ format is nothing new but in this case in the Dallas marketplace the timing might be right for this format according to Johnson. Are you looking for a new partnership to drive sales?
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