Taiwan 7-Eleven operator President Chain Store Corp is trialling a dual-branded store with Domino’s Pizza in Taipei’s Xinyi District.
In doing so, the Taiwanese retail company has created the first convenience store in the country to offer fresh-cooked pizza with groceries and if successful, it will pave the way for a roll-out in selected stores.
With Taiwan’s convenience-store market penetration the second highest in the world, sitting between South Korea and Japan, operators are seeking ways to achieve growth by means other than opening new stores.
The trial store will allow customers to watch the pizza-making process.
President Chain Store is targeting busy working people in what is one of the capital city’s more upmarket neighbourhoods. The company hopes pizza will boost sales of complementary items such as beverages and other meal items.
President Chain Store’s rival Taiwan familyMart has already partnered with companies to offer financial, catering and laundry services and health foods in its stores.