A few weeks back, the Japanese owner of 7-Eleven talked of increasing 7-Eleven units in the US, although without any specific timetable, from the current 8,500 stores to as many as 20,000 through the introduction of Japanese-style product development and services. He also spoke of improving the quality of goods sold at stores and hoping to thereby increase the appeal of 7-Eleven to middle-class consumers.  We read with interest this Bloomberg article on the acquisitions by JAB Holdings of companies Caribou Java, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Keurig Green Mountain, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and Krispy Kreme Dounghnuts among others and their strategy for taking on the breakfast daypart. You may enjoy it as well.