Friday, February 17, 2017

Are convenience stores still convenient? 7-Eleven takes on the on-demand onslaught

Image result for 7-ELEVEN STOREWhen consumers can have almost anything delivered from within an hour, order via Dash buttons or through Amazon Echo’s virtual personal assistant Alexa, what does the traditional convenience store still have to offer?

Joe DePinto, chief executive officer of Irving-based 7-Eleven, has been in charge of the world’s biggest convenience store chain since 2005, during this age of Amazon and a time when credit card-accepting gas pumps mean no one has to come inside the store. . . . more

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