This is not the cat-monster robot future I was promised.
It’s a problem that has been plaguing the industry for years now. The lucrative convenience store business has expanded to such a degree that the growth of stores is outpacing the available labor. Add in ongoing issues with wages and late hours, and you have all the ingredients for a full-blown labor crisis.
▼ When 7-Eleven builds a 7-Eleven in the parking lot of another 7-Eleven and post guards at the doors, you know something’s not quite right
So, as we’ve seen, the major chains have been