Latest Intelligence on Convenience Stores, Neighborhood Stores and Gas Stations in North America

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7-Eleven: shaping the convenience industry

Dallas-based 7-Eleven [SE] has grown to become a giant in the convenience store business, in terms of both sales and the immense influence it exercises over the product mix in the industry. Its commitment to product innovation has proved profitable but manufacturer support is required to sustain the flow of new products into the future.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2003
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Dollar General: a bargain in KKR's basket?

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is to acquire Dollar General for $7.3 billion. When Dollar General was founded in 1955 you could purchase a six-pack of Coca Cola for a mere 23 cents, while a McDonalds burger was just 15 cents. Nowadays, a dollar will buy nowhere near as much but, despite the effects of inflation, Dollar General still manages to price over a third of its inventory at one dollar or less.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2007
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US supermarkets: fighting for survival

A columnist in the Financial Times, wrote, on June 11, about the state of US supermarkets, which he claims purvey a 'general air of hopelessness'. However, Verdict's Neil Saunders argues that the future need not be entirely bleak for traditional supermarkets and grocery stores...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2007
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P&G: encouraging sustainable behavior by reducing grocery bills

Procter & Gamble has announced its support for an environmental initiative called RecycleBank. The Cincinnati-based scheme is designed to encourage consumers to recycle and educate others on how to do so, in return for discounts at retail outlets. This initiative is an effective way of increasing environmental responsibility among Americans, and will no doubt enhance P&G's ethical reputation.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2010
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Retail locations: out-of-town remains the prime location for retail growth

Over the last 10 years, out-of-town has consistently outperformed both town center and neighborhood, with average annual growth of 2.5% between 2004 and 2009, compared with 1.4% for neighborhood and 0.2% in town centers. Verdict expects out-of-town to continue to outperform due to food & grocery reliance, its relevance as a click & collect point, and the entrance of new retailers to the sector.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2010
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Record liquefied natural gas production, but downstream activities are being neglected

LNG production and exploration has increased significantly since 2010, with the top five global fuel retailers making it a major part of their future strategies. These companies have focused on upstream production of LNG, but are neglecting the retail distribution infrastructure and the relative lack of vehicle manufacturers that make natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2013

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