August 27, 2009

Twenty-four hours

Ministop is a 24-hour convenience store franchise from Japan brought into the Philippines in 2000 by the Robinsons Group. It is the direct competitor of the older 7-Eleven chain, which opened its first store in the Philippines in 1984. I don't know which of the two has more branches in the country or even in the metro, but I see more Ministop branches in the places which I pass through everyday.

Ministop convenience store

16 comments:

the donG said...

definitely it's 7/11 but Mini Stop is catching up as it's Hershey's Dark Chocolate is becoming popular and i noticed more branches sprouting even in our village.

Don and Krise said...

I wonder if or when we will start seeing them over here. I'll have to keep an eye peeled.

Yoork said...

Gotta love convenience stores! I used to work graveyard shifts, and they were the only place open to go! My old solace.

Priyanka Khot said...

I like the name Mini Stop and their yellow is also very attractive.

Gunn White said...

We have 7-Eleven, up here in the north.
I think it is good to have a bit of competitions with the prices..... "Mini Stop" is a good name, and I guess there are people who suddenly need something at 3 am.....

Olivier said...

en France (a part les stations services qui vendent de l'essence et qui font aussi épiceries) , on a pas de magasin ouvert 24h/24h et 7j/7, et certain soir c'est bien dommage
in France (has part stations services which sell some essence and that also make groceries), they have no opened store 24h / 24h and 7j / 7, and in the certain evening it is definitely damage

Cezar and Léia said...

I really miss it!
I was just thinking of it last night!All supermarkets and shopping here are closed at 8pm, so that it's difficult if you need something late at night or on Sundays!
In Brazil we can find several stores and big supermarkets open 24h/24h!
Léia ;)

Vogon Poet said...

Nothing open after 8pm here, few supermarkets and bakeries open on some Sunday morning. We desperately need something like Ministop or 7-Eleven.

Chin said...

OH! I used to work at office of 7-11,
now more thank 5,000 branches in Thailand.

Halcyon said...

We don't have 7-11 in Mississippi. But they were all over the city I grew up in, so I have a very nostalgic view of them.

The only Robinsons company I have ever heard of is a German vacation club (think Club Med for Germans). But apparently this is not the same thing!

arabesque said...

haha... i was just going to post mini-stop the other day, but changed my mind...
between 7-11 and mini-stop though... still have to choose 7-11..more convenient for me ^-^

Leif Hagen said...

At a minimum, it looks like one can find some quick ice cream! Handy stores in a pinch!

Jacob said...

Don't think we have any Ministops. Even the 7-11's are mostly gone...now a number of convenience stores are tied in with gas stations.

Lois said...

I haven't seen a 7-11 in a long time! This store looks convenient except the parking seems a little cramped.

gogouci said...

Do they sell my favorite 7-Eleven treat, the Slurpee?

Abraham Lincoln said...

The colors seem familiar to me. I think we have some stores similar but it was some years back.

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