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The world of convenience store

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Convenient store is the modern world mini or small shops offering all kinds of our daily needs. The word convenience means, you can get all your required daily use items easily. Everything can be obtained in a convenience store. From ready to eat meals, frozen meals with heat up service, assortment of snacks, sweets, bread and bun varieties, all kinds of beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholics, hot meals, books and magazines, toiletries, stationeries, you name it you have it.

THE PANYAPIWAT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT 7-ELEVEN OUTLET IN PAK KRET, NONTHABURI
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THE ORGANISED GOODS SELECTION AREA & WIDE WALKWAYS & A ROBOT FEATURE
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When travelling, need a quick recharged, forgotten to get something from your weekly shoppings or on the go, convenience store provides the easy, hassle free solutions to all the things mentioned. Those who are frequent travellers, no matter you are backpackers, mid range traveller or luxury traveller, convenience store is a godsend. Simply said, you can just leave all the travel essentials at home or be forgetful, convenience store is always there for you.

THE READY TO EAT MEALS SECTION

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In Thailand, a country which I travel to very often, the most outstanding convenience store is no other than 7-11 store, pronounced ‘sae vaen’ In Thai. Well, 7-11 needs no introduction as the one stop solution shops are located in every corners of the streets, roads, row of shops and among buildings. Practically, there were almost everywhere of the city or township.

HOTDOGS,HAMS, STEAM BAO & BURGERS SECTION
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This 7-11 store in Bangkok that I went recently was exceptionally different from the other 7-11 available in Thailand. I was told that this store located in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi province is the largest 7-11 store available in Thailand as of now. It was opened since December 2017. Located close to the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), a higher learning education institute set up by CP All PCL, a large conglomerate in Thai corporate world under the Charoen Pokphand Food PCL Group which specialised in agribusiness, food, retail and distributions as well as telecommunications. CP All PCL owned 7-11 stores by itself in Thailand apart from those that were operating under the franchise agreements with franchise holders.

THE SNACKS SECTIONS
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This store in PIM has a very spacious walkways within the store, which provide more comfort when walking through the gondola or shelves of goods, in particular during busy hours with high human traffic. There were also a lot more selections of foods and other daily essential items available to choose from. There was even a robot of which I was not sure how does that work on because at time of visit, it was not operational. The were a long stretch of table facing outdoor where customers could sit down to enjoy their meals or simply to relax over coffee or drinks bought from the store.

COLD DRINKS SECTION
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BAKERY & SWEETS SECTION
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The food selection in 7-11 stores are excellent and you can grab anything you could get from each of the corners of the shelves, gondolas and fridges. Some of my favourite quick to eat meal include the burgers which have a good number of selections. It used to have just the CP brand but with increasing popularity probably, now, most of the burgers are packed under the brand name 7 eleven. Another of my favourite quick meal is the bao or the steam buns which also comes with range of flavor and fillings. For me, the minced pork filling taste quite good. There were also variety of ready to eat meals packed under the CP brand name which comes with rice and Thai favourite side dishes such as pad grapow gai khao dao, green curry, Tom yum and fried omelette. Over the counter, you can have the food heat up after paying the bills and wait for few minutes to have it ready and there you go with the hot meal with you.

NON-FOOD SECTIONS
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There were also a good selections of snacks including the tourists favourites such as the deep fried seaweed, chilli squids, potato chips, peanuts, all being the Thai brand. The bakery selection were also equally good that comes with fresh bread and pastries with variety of fillings available. For beverages, there were few brands of mineral and drinking water to select from, good selection of sodas, milks, yogurt drinks, coffee, tea, sweet drinks and beers. The next time if you forget about something when you go travel, do not be worry as 7-11 may saved the day.

THE DINING AREA & OVERALL INTERIOR
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Posted by kidd27 10:38 Archived in Thailand

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