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Night Owl evolving the convenience store of the future

Mark Fletcher
March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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.

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  • 1 June // Mar 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    The old delicatessen has come full circle
    and it has a new name – convenience store.
    One of my favourite songs
    “everything old is new again”

    mmmmm! wonder if that applies to old
    ladies.

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  • 2 Anon // Mar 31, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    It will certainly apply to old ladies running old newsagencies

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