BP and David Jones, the petrol-station and department-store giants, have announced plans to open 21 new, next-level convenience stores in Melbourne and Sydney by the end of this year. It comes after the recent success of 10 stores trialled across the two cities.
There’ll be seven new Melbourne stores, in Merrifield, Clyde, Epping, Caroline Springs, Eltham, Greenvale and Kingsway; and 14 in Sydney, in suburbs such as Mosman, Penrith, Sydenham, Willoughby and Thornleigh.
The concept is similar to the first standalone David Jones food store, which opened in Melbourne’s South Yarra in late 2019, but with the convenience dialled up.
Each store will be stocked with more than 350 David Jones Food-branded products. Pick up free-range rotisserie chooks (cooked on-site), lasagne and mac’n’cheese, as well as green chicken curry, butter chicken and vegan-friendly meals. Plus, ready-to-cook meats, and pre-prepped salads and veggies.
There’ll also be a range of stacked dessert cups in flavours such as raspberry-and-vanilla panna cotta, salted-caramel pudding and chocolate mousse.
Also expect grab-and-go sandwiches, pastries and other snacks, pantry and fridge staples, and flower bouquets. And each store will have a range of products available for delivery via Uber Eats.
The 21 new locations will join existing Melbourne stores in Brighton, Brighton East, South Melbourne, Greensborough, Ringwood and Glen Waverley, and Sydney stores in Rozelle, Artarmon, Kingsford and Ashfield.