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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2013, 09:31:22 PM »
Brian's not so happy but the customers are.

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2013, 09:36:46 PM »


1 drink for the price of 2 (pay twice) brian's  happy with that :cheers
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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2013, 09:57:22 PM »

Why call it 7-eleven - we all know why.

in the sixties, stores were normally only open 8-6. 7/11 was the first store that i know of that offered extended hours. you could stop in before work (7) or, even after work (11). it was quite the novelty back then.

Actually, when they first opened, they were called Speedee Mart. The "7-11" tag was added later, and for a while the two names coexisted ("Speedee Mart 7-11"). but I believe the Southland Corporation took it over and introduced the name 7-11.



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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2013, 06:03:20 PM »
What store do you think was opposite this 7-eleven

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2013, 09:01:09 PM »
Tesco Lotus? Or, perhaps, another 7-11.

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2013, 09:27:24 PM »



Yes saf, Taiwan it's not really unusual to see two 7-Eleven outlets located in a very short distance in Taiwan.

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2013, 03:39:18 AM »
There are two almost next to each other across from Rajaphat and even another at the petrol station down the street about 100 or so meters.

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2013, 02:21:20 PM »
Bye bye big stores, hello small stores

Small & friendly stores along mass transit routes (selling food, consumer, health & beauty products) replacing controversial big stores (hypermarkets).


The new store format for 7-Eleven stores with parking spaces on Ratchaphruek Road in Bangkok. (Photo: Pitsinee Jitpleecheep).

Convenient boom

Retailers are coming ever closer to you and putting even more stuff on their shelves

Thailand is now Southeast Asia's capital of convenience stores as consumers have dearly embraced modern trade as part of their 21st century lifestyle.

The evidence lies in the numbers. Convenience stores can now be found at every corner in Bangkok and major provinces. Each store serves 3,000 households nearby today, compared to 10,000 in 1989, when the first convenience store was opened in the country.

The Thai Retail Association reported there were 12,246 convenience stores nationwide as of the end of last year.

Surachet Kongcheep, senior manager at Colliers International Thailand, said 7-Eleven commands the lion's share in the convenience-store market, with around 69%, or nearly 7,000 branches, followed by Tesco Lotus Express, with more than 850 branches or a 8.6% market share.

But that does not stop the two giants from gaining more ground. The operators of 7-Eleven and Tesco Lotus Express plan to increase their branches by around 500 and 200 per year, respectively

According to plans, there will be 10,000 7-Eleven stores by 2018, 3,000 FamilyMart outlets by 2017 and 850 Mini Big C stores by 2016.

This year, 7-Eleven plans to open 550 outlets across the country while FamilyMart, Mini Big C and Tops Daily aim to open 200, 150 and 50 stores, respectively.

Labour and utility costs are the largest burden, says Mr Longden.

Lawson 108, the joint venture between Saha Pathanapibul Plc and Lawson of Japan, plans to convert four of the 108 shops currently operated by Saha into Lawson 108 this month, with a plan to do the same for the remaining 260 stores over the next few years.

But the relentless expansion of the existing players does not stop new local and foreign chains from eyeing a piece of the lucrative market. Their focus, however, will be on health and beauty products.

A market analyst projected the number of convenience stores in Thailand would reach 30,000 in the next 5-10 years.

While authorities have been struggling to curb the expansion of large-scale hypermarkets to protect mom-and-pop shops in communities, their efforts are targeted at large hypermarkets, the format popular among major players in the past few years.

As well, the standard size of a hypermarket is usually around 8,000 to 15,000 square metres. But the strict laws, rising land costs and opposition by local people have prevented the hypermarket chains from expanding in some locations.

To retain their market shares, the existing retailers have been quick to adjust themselves by shifting the battleground to smaller and friendlier store formats such as convenience stores and mini-supermarkets.

They have come up with a smaller and friendlier concept . stores of 300 to 2,000 sq m each - to expand into communities.

Steady economic growth, higher consumer purchasing power and the proliferation of high-rise buildings and condominiums along the mass transit routes have created more opportunities to develop small retail stores.

These factors have drawn new players, particularly those in consumer and health and beauty products, to enter the sector.

But with the boom comes increasing risks, especially for smaller players.

Several convenience-store operators admit they are worried about the aggressive expansion of Mini Big C and Tesco Lotus Express, which provide fresh food and groceries, along with parking space.

A source at Charoen Pokphand Group said CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven, is testing a new format - standalone stores with parking spaces. The shelves will be extended to include larger product varieties.

The latest standalone 7-Eleven store is opposite Home Pro home-improvement store in the Bang Na-Trat area. It offers essential goods, books and bakery under one roof.

Apart from the standalone store, CP All will focus on premium stores like the one on the ground floor of Park Ventures Ecoplex on Wireless Road in Bangkok.

Phattaraporn Phenprapat, an executive at Tops Supermarket, said although Thai consumers welcome a more convenient lifestyle with food or necessary goods available around the corner, retail operators - particularly food stores - are squeezed in a crowded market and struggling to please more demanding customers.

The company plans to open 50 Tops Daily branches this year.

"More competition will benefit customers as the standards, format, decoration and merchandising will be upgraded to meet international standards," Ms Phenpraphat said.

Ian Longden, senior vice-president for small-store format at Big C Supercenter, said the recent entry of new operators and the rapid expansion by existing players are significantly changing the business landscape.

Thai consumers are sophisticated and affluent and are looking for ways to save time on their weekly food shopping so they can spend more time and money on other activities.

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Re: why 7-11 the most popular convenience store
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2013, 12:09:54 PM »

7-Eleven in Sri Mahapoh - Prachinburi  people come by boat


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Re: 7-Eleven trials freshly prepared food
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2014, 02:17:00 PM »
The 7-Eleven convenience store chain is looking into expanding its ready-to-eat food sales operation to include freshly prepared dishes and seating for diners.


All Meal offers freshly prepared food at a 7-Eleven in Din Daeng district of Bangkok. (Image from Pantip.com)

A pioneer food shop has been opened under the All Meal brand at 7-Eleven Prachasongkroh 23 area in Din Dang district of Bangkok.

It is sited in four connected shophouses - one half housing a normal 7-11 store and the other side a restaurant-like shop.

The eatery offers main dishes, desserts, beverages and fresh salad. Most of the food on the menu, at prices starting from 35 baht a dish, are dishes already sold in 7-Eleven but at the All Meal shop the food is fresh, using pre-prepared ingredients.

The food is served on a plate with a  spoon and fork, instead of in a box.

The shop focuses on offering main dishes to customers, describing it as providing convenience for the modern lifestyle.

The 7-Eleven franchise in Thailand is operated by CPAll Plc - a subsidiary of agriculture conglomerate Charoen Pokphand, or CP Group. CPAll’s public relations officer said the All Meal pilot eatery is testing the market and the company has yet to bring the concept into its full expansion plans.

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