Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Would you buy produce at 7-Eleven?

Yeah,  me neither. But apparently that's what's happening according to the Washington DC Economic Partnership:
"Think is just good for slurpees? Think again. Check out their new “fresh produce” concept at H St & Columbia Heights locations"
Like the WDCEP says, I mostly think of 7-Eleven for Slurpees, drinks, chips, and crappy hot dogs and taquitos. And with Target, Giant and the Farmer's Market, I'm not sure there's a real lack of produce. But hey, we'll see I guess.

In case you missed it, the 7-Eleven in our hood is at the corner of 14th and Columbia.

10 comments:

Andrew said...

Since when? I was there the other day, and I didn't see anything.

The produce at Giant is generally pretty gross, and if I can get in and out of 7-11 (which is closer to me) and avoid Giant's lines, I would probably do it.

Andrew said...

well they've always had the freshest taquitos, cigarettes and gatorade so i don't see how this would be any different

Anonymous said...

this is very GOOD - a public health strategy to those that primarily get their nutrition from 7-11/sonya's market/etc. Similarly done in Harlem bodegas, increased successful.

urban bohemian said...

If Target could make such a huge deal (ads around the entire city) when it started carrying produce a block away from a grocery store, I don't see why 7-Eleven shouldn't do the same.

As to whether the quality of the produce will be well maintained and if it will be by weight or fixed price remains to be seen.

Leigh Bailey said...

I've found the sandwiches, salads and little fruit/cheese platters at 7 Eleven surprisingly delicious in recent years so why not?

Anonymous said...

nothing wrong with more competition.

Anonymous said...

They've had fresh cut fruit (which has always been surprisingly fresh and good) for a while now. It is actually reasonably priced and a great breakfast treat!

D said...

Target and Giant(at that location) both have terrible produce. The bar is set pretty low for 7-11.

bananas said...

The more accessible fresh produce is - the better.

Unknown said...

Probably not, that would kind of scare me because the store can be questionable with the quality of it's products. 7-Eleven is a great company, but like many nationwide businesses it can have some weak spots. I was surfing the internet and I found this site where people can vent about poor customer service or products they received... it can get really funny. I would recommend you to check it out here: http://ventme.com/companies/view/94