Convenience stores

Convenience Stores Must Automate or Risk Being Left Behind | Equipment News

According to Andrew Blatherwick, Chairman Emeritus and Advisor at Information and Communications Specialist, convenience retailers looking to stay relevant need to improve, streamline and automate in-store operations to enhance the customer experience. RELEX Solutions. He says that until recently, a convenience store’s main competitor was just another convenience store; but that has changed, however, as […]

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How drunk can Okinawan alcohol-infused Awamori Jelly get us?

In Okinawa, drink (or eat!) awamori! If you love trying liqueurs from around the world, you really should try Okinawan Awamori At least once in his life. Distilled from a type of rice known as long-grain indica rice, this liquor is usually very tough and has been known to knock you out very quickly whether […]

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The shift to premium alcohol has forced the alcobev market to change its approach: Kunal Patel, MD, Monika Alcobev

The alcohol industry is experiencing a major shift in consumer behavior and drinking habits, especially among GenZ. Today people have become more experimental and are willing to spend more. They are now interested in swapping their routine drinks for premium booze. New consumer habits and the surge in the premiumization of beverages have also played […]

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Local residents share stories from their liquor collections

This Jack Daniel’s lamp is part of Ursula Ketchum’s collection. Photo by Ursula Ketchum Local singer/musician Tosha Owens, pictured, has been collecting bottles of Jack Daniel’s with her friend Ursula Ketchum for almost 30 years. Photo provided by Tosha Owens Advertising METRO DETROIT — Occasionally, Sandi and Simon Frith invite a group of friends to […]

Food stores

Building the next generation of grocery stores

The freedom of flexibility This shows the mindset of Migros, which is open to innovation and experimentation, which leads to great flexibility. Indeed, flexibility is also on the agenda when it comes to a store concept itself. Bridge, for example, was based on maximum physical flexibility. For this, the market has adopted the Flexstore principle […]

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Munchie Mart: A Return to Family Convenience Stores

The blended and extended family came together to wish Ryan Dubois and his mother, Nancy (third and fourth from left) well as they officially launched Munchie Mart with a ribbon cutting.m Photo/Carol Robidoux MANCHESTER, NH – Ryan Dubois was all smiles on Friday as some of his lifelong best friends cheered him on by watching […]

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Kashmir Alcohol Story | Cashmere Images Diary

Added November 18, 2022 Rachid Paul The reformed and humanist political culture can only get us out of the stinking and suffocating quagmire Alcohol production, trade and consumption are showing a strong upward trend in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority region. The government has embarked on the path of creating a “new economic and […]

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Berkshires Mexican restaurant now has its liquor license approved

This Mexican restaurant in the Berkshires just hit a big hurdle when it reopened. We know there is a change in management at Tito’s Mexican Bar & Grill when it reopens. We also now have a few more hints about the reopening. The downtown Pittsfield restaurant has been closed for a while, but will soon […]

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India News | Record alcohol and drug seizure in Himachal polls: cops

Shimla, Nov 14 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Police on Monday said they had recovered millions of rupees of unaccounted money, nearly two lakh liters of illicit alcohol and six times more drugs in the upcoming parliamentary elections to end in the state. Himachal Pradesh Police Director General Sanjay Kundu said police and poll workers recovered up […]

Mini markets

Sit-at-home: Normality returns to the roads, convenience stores, workshops in Anambra

All urban roadside markets and those in rural areas were booming with trading activities, although most roads were busy with vehicles traveling to and from Onitsha, Awka, the state capital and Nnewi, the industrial center of the state. A driver who identified himself as Onyeham Madu, told our correspondent that attendance at Monday’s sit-at-home exercise […]

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Will football fans drink alcohol at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Everything you want to familiarize yourself with the standards of alcohol polishing in the World Cup in Qatar. Having a drink in football is normal practice in football as a fan. Whether it’s on the couch in front of the TV with friends, or in a plastic cup outside the floor on a Saturday night. […]

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Alcohol dispensing facility to be expanded

Published: 10/11/2022 17:41:00 Bow’s huge warehouse that holds all the liquor sold at the state’s 67 liquor stores is about to undergo an expansion. The 244,000-square-foot DHL distribution center held a ground-breaking ceremony for the addition on Thursday to accommodate growing sales from the state liquor commission. “Today’s groundbreaking marks an important day, not only […]

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The Lulu group opens convenience stores during the FIFA World Cup

Doha: With the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fast approaching with a stellar line-up of top teams from around the world, the region’s leading retailer, Lulu Group, this week opened three convenience stores in metro stations based in Lusail, National Museum and Ras Bu Abboud in final preparation for the launch of the FIFA tournament. […]

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The History of Convenience Stores Reveals a Story of Cultural Adaptation and Mass Capitalism

It’s 1927 in Oak Cliff, Dallas. Jefferson Green, who ran the Southland Ice Dock, decides to add basics like milk, bread and eggs to his store’s list of offerings. The Ice Dock, a place where people came to stock up on giant blocks of ice for refrigerate their food, was already running 16 hours a […]

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The return of the labor shortage leads to the rise of unstaffed convenience stores

The Yomiuri ShimbunA man scans a QR code on his smartphone to enter an unstaffed Lawson store in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. The Yomiuri Shimbun 9:00 p.m. JST, November 9, 2022 Major convenience store operators are gradually increasing the number of stores with unmanned payment systems due to the resurgence of a severe labor shortage as […]

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Push for wine sales at Colorado grocery stores, convenience stores are too close to call

The Coloradans raised their glass to a batch of alcohol-based measures on Tuesday – but not in favor of passing them all. Voters rejected Proposition 124, halting all plans by major out-of-state liquor store chains that envisioned Colorado’s rapid expansion. Proposition 126, which would have allowed third-party services like Instacart and DoorDash to deliver alcohol […]

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Voters reject measure allowing liquor stores to expand locations

Colorado voters have firmly rejected a measure that would have removed the cap on the number of storefronts a liquor licensee could operate. Voters opposed Proposition 124 by a nearly 25-point margin — a resounding victory for small independent stores who argued the measure would bankrupt them. The Associated Press called the race, which garnered […]

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Unavailability of alcohol causes restaurants and cafes to face losses

NEW DELHI: After the implementation of the new alcohol policy, the unavailability of alcohol in several restaurants, bars and cafes resulted in a loss of around 20% to 40%. Brand-specific customers are now moving to Gurgaon or Noida to enjoy their drink choices. The Sunday Guardian visited popular restaurants and cafes to understand the current […]

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Houston’s Burger Bodega pays homage to NYC convenience stores

Abbas Dhanani has spent much of his life becoming a jack-of-all-trades. He helped run restaurant franchises and launched his own success Food Blog Instagram (@houstoneatz). Now he focuses on his obsessions: New York and meat. So when he came up with the idea to launch a burger-focused pop-up paying homage to New York’s iconic little […]

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board names top bidders at 11th Annual Restaurant License Auction

​ Harrisburg – Following the validation of bids received by the October 31 deadline for the 11th Restaurant License Auction authorized by Law 39 of 2016, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has issued selection notices to the highest bidders on 20 licenses. Winning bids range from $25,111 for a license in Benezette Township, Elk […]

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Spar targets smaller convenience stores with plans for new format | New

Spar aims to shake up the competition among smaller convenience stores, with plans for a new store format. MD Louise Hoste told The Grocer that the symbol group is exploring a new urban and transitional store format that targets on-the-go shoppers. While planning was in its infancy, Hoste said it would suit downtown stores around […]