Independent Joe #56 June/July 2019

 Anyone who ever noticed the two clocks hanging side-by-side at a Dunkin’ Donuts­—one showing the time 18 minutes ahead—knew they would get a cup of coffee that hadn’t been sitting around very long. For a company eager to sell more coffee, Dunkin’ always knows customers will return for a cup of coffee that is…

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Convenience Stores Expect Growth

Anna Huddleston reports in Las Vegas Business Press that while other retailers are scrapping growth plans, the $624 billion convenience-store industry is getting even more aggressive in pursuit of new markets. 7-Eleven recently announced plans to add 200 stores nationwide by the end of the year. Drugstore chain Walgreens is refurbishing its stores to sell liquor and wine. Las Vegas chains are adding properties as the weak commercial real estate market opens new areas and technology makes it easier to tailor inventory to each store.

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