Is it time once again to laud our second most popular blog of all time Roll, Roll, Roll Away Roller Grill? Well not only does Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe it is but so it appears does Seven & I Holdings Co. Ltd the parent company of 7-Eleven.
The Japanese parent company has been sending some not-too-subtle encouragement to step up efforts to sell more fresh and fast food. Regular readers have know this for years and we have documented the new fresh food progress from pizza, sandwiches, coffee, and salads during the past 12 years.
Seven & I Holdings Co. Ltd. Last week via a recording to review results that its “Irving-based 7-Eleven U.S. operation reported the highest operating income in its history and posted a 3.4% comparable store sales increase in the first quarter. And while fresh food and the company's 7-Select private brand products drove the improved results, the Japanese parent sees more potential.”…
"The development and improvement of fast food items is important and something which we will be doing going forward," Seven & I said in its first-quarter report. "We also believe changing public perceptions of 7-Eleven in the United States to be important. In order to change public perception when it comes to buying food products at 7-Eleven, like is common in Japan, we will be strengthening store cleanliness and improving customer service." The company reported:
For 7-Eleven's U.S. stores, the sales momentum continued this spring, with same-store sales up 5.2% in April and 2.8% in May,” …7-Eleven's U.S. operating income of $161 million was up $31 million from a year ago,” While the roller grill continues to play a pivotal roll at 7-Eleven the undercurrents of growth for the brand continues to be fresh food fast according to Johnson.
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