7-Eleven, Wal-Mart Beefing Up Convenience

The retail giants are introducing new services and store concepts to entice customers.


Convenience is king these days as both Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven are demonstrating. 

Wal-Mart recently opened a larger 2,500-square-foot C-store at its Crowley location, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The pilot store is several times larger than the typical Wal-Mart convenience store. 

It offers beer, hot food, salads and snacks, and a soft serve station. 

7-Eleven made headlines recently for testing drones, the ultimate in convenience, but the Dallas-based company is branching out. 

7-Eleven is testing self-checkout in Irving and launched its 7Rewards smartphone app recently, The Dallas Morning News reported. 

Postmates has more than 500 items available for delivery from 7-Eleven. 

So far, Los Angeles is the biggest market for Slurpee deliveries.

7-Eleven also was honored earlier this year by winning the top spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500 list, which presents the top franchise opportunities based on an in-depth evaluation of such things as financial strength, growth rate, stability, and brand power.

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