Report: Fresh and Easy testing self-scanning device
New York City — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is testing a mobile self-scanning device at its store in Burbank, Calif., according to a report on Fresh & Easy Buzz, an independent blog that follows the chain.
The scanning system, from Motorola, features a hand-held scanner device, which customers carry with them as they shop the store, the report said. Shoppers then scan the product codes on the items they purchase as they shop. The system allows shoppers to keep real time track of their purchases as they shop.
7-Eleven completes purchase of 55 Sam’s Mart stores
Dallas — 7-Eleven said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of 55 Sam’s Mart stores in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area, part of the c-store operator’s plan to accelerate its growth in the region.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
7-Eleven said it will convert the 55 stores to 7-Eleven branded stores by the end of 2012. 7-Eleven will first re-brand and remodel two sites to serve as store training locations. Several more former Sam’s Mart stores are planned for rebranding and renovation starting in March, according to the company.
Sam’s Mart LLC will continue to operate its other 91 stores in the Charlotte and Atlanta metro areas.
Pantry narrows Q1 loss
Cary, N.C. — The Pantry reported Tuesday that it narrowed its loss in the quarter ended Dec. 29 to $2.9 million, from $12.2 million in the year-ago period.
Total revenue increased to $1.96 billion, beating Wall Street’s expected $1.93 billion in revenue.
Same-store merchandise revenue increased 2% in the quarter.