| Bob Frankman
| Oct 12 | Retail
According to Engadget, 7-Eleven has picked up a deal to resell iPods in Japan. The iPods arrive in the store a couple days after a customer places an order. Japan is a country that has taken convenience stores to the next level -- with copy centers, grocery vending machines outside the front doors, just-in-time inventory and much more. I guess when one thinks of the neighborhood 7-Eleven , one soon will think of a drink, sushi and i-pod music. It is true that Japan's market dynamics are different than ours but 7-Eleven is a Japanese firm. So, we wonder if this experiment in Japan succeeds, if one day the U.S. operations will follow. Go to your neighborhood 7-Eleven convenience store to purchase a Big Gulp, eat a hot dog and buy an i-pod. --- Naaah.