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mike029 wrote:In the end, he decided the only place to open a 7 is on a main road in a place outside the downtown area. Basically to be the only one in that area with a relatively low population.
Yesterday, on the way back from the Airport we took the 108 and confirm this 'vision' again..
Suddenly, the brightest, biggest, spaciest ,cleanest, ever seen 2-floor supermarket size 7' was to be found in a rural township.
Of course, no competition in a wide area, positioned strategically next to the only school in the surroundings and most likely on a road being frequently used by cyclist in the weekend.
Good choice I'd say.
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I've seen plenty of 7's close. It's tight profit margins and hard work for many. Taiwan has the highest concentration of convenience stores in the world.
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7/11 here kicks ass. 10x better than the ones in Los angeles.
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mike029 wrote:My dad was considering opening one here last year when my parents came. He had me call them to discuss the options and decided against it because there's no way to alter the prices on goods in TW because of consumer protection laws. Basically the same bottle of water in Taipei 101 is the same price as the one in the middle of nowhere Zhanghua.
This simply cannot be true.
At Safe n Save, coke, water, cookies (little snack things) are much cheaper than they are at 711.
Unless there is some sort of "price ceiling" and 711 just charges the highest one, where the larger chains dont.
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