Grocery, Supermarket, and Convenience Industry Updates
The Wilson Farms Inc. convenience store chain, acquired by 7-Eleven Inc. earlier this year, has begun its transition to its new brand. A handful of the 188 locations have begun flying the 7- Eleven banner. Of those where remodeling is under way, contractors are at work renovating sites, aisles are being configured and 7-Eleven’s iconic drinks–Big Gulp and Slurpee–are making their debut.The change, which many local consumers regard as a nostalgic loss, means the decades-old Wilson Farms brand will soon cease to exist.
The Myers Group, operator of four IGA stores in WA, opened its fifth unit, the first full-service market in downtown