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There is a terrific piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning about the changing nature of the convenience store:

“Convenience stores, or c-stores, as they’re known in the trade, have traditionally been defined by size; the classic one is 2,400 square feet (versus a conventional supermarket’s 40,000 square feet). America’s 150,000-plus c-stores are typically understood as places you go for Slim Jims and cigarettes, not delicious (let alone vegan) food.

“Yet new upstarts like Choice Market, Green Zebra Grocery in Portland, Ore., Foxtrot in Chicago, the Goods Mart in Los Angeles and Amazon Go in Seattle are open long hours (if not 24) and use the same small spaces to offer a wider range of options. You could meet a friend for coffee, pick up a few reasonably wholesome items for dinner or even fill up a growler of beer.”

You can read the story here.
KC's View:
I’m so glad to see that Lisa Sedlar and Green Zebra are getting such positive attention … I’ve always been a big fan of hers, and of the format, which I’ve written about several times on MNB, including here. I’m a Green Zebra customer when I live in Portland during the summer, and really like the store on the Portland State University campus.