Posted: 10/3/2019     Length: 5:08

Former NACS Chairman Dave Carpenter, president and CEO of J.D. Carpenter Companies Inc., opened a new 7-Eleven store in August 2019 just outside of Denver, inspired by the visualization of food that European retailers create with their fresh and prepared food offers and displays.

With a food first focus, the store features kombucha on tap, organic and natural juices from Tractor Beverage Co., a self-serve roller grill, bean-to-cup coffee and specialty lattes, espressos and cappuccinos, freshly-baked New York-style pizzas and empanadas, hot soups, soft-serve ice cream, smoothies, packaged salads, fresh-cut produce and 7-Now delivery.

The store features some elements that are not ubiquitous at other 7-Eleven stores, a nod to Carpenter’s ability to work with 7-Eleven to develop and test new concepts and ideas that reach new demographics and elevate the overall industry definition of convenience.