Convenience World reports the Night Owl convenience store group is refining its model to chase growth as part of a broader push by several c-store operators to expand and refine. The latest Night Owl store reflecting next steps in their future model is in Townsville:
“The concept of the convenience outlet has evolved and customers can find everything from basic groceries to confectionery and snacks and a wide range of ready-made meals,” he said. “The store-of-the-future concept is about providing a one-stop shop for customers’ needs.”
The 162sqm store is open 24 hours and features an extensive foodservice offering including grab-and-go healthy options such as wraps, Turkish breads and toasted sandwiches, and ready-made meal solutions. Over the coming months, the store offer will expand to include innovations such as a ‘Fun Wall’ offering gelato, confectionery and frozen drinks that can be mixed together.
An in-store ‘Owl Café’ with seating overlooking Flinders Street will also open eventually, offering a range of sweet treats such as donuts, cakes and danishes and its own brand of ‘Hooting Good’ coffee.