Sushi, rotisserie chicken and ready-made dinners: David Jones combines with BP to create & # 39; luxury & # 39; gas stations – and you will be surprised by the prices
- Department store chain David Jones creates high-quality gas stations with BP
- Gourmet food options are sold at 10 gas stations in Sydney and Melbourne
- More than 350 David Jones products are sold in the major suburbs
- It is similar to BP outlets in the UK that store food from Marks & Spencer stores
High-end department store chain David Jones has entered into an unlikely partnership with BP to create chic service stations selling gourmet food – with some surprisingly affordable prices.
Under the deal, BP will have the exclusive range of sushi, rotisserie chicken and ready-to-eat dinners, in addition to motor oil and windshield washer fluid.
More than 350 department store products will be stored at ten major gas stations in Sydney and Melbourne in the next six months to convince busy, health-conscious drivers.
High-end department store chain David Jones has entered into an unlikely partnership with BP to create chic service stations selling gourmet food
David Jones items sold at BP
– Fresh sandwiches from $ 6.50 (including chicken and mayo $ 6.50; tuna and mayo $ 6.50)
– Lasagne, mac and cheese, cottage pie or moussaka for one (300 g) – $ 9.95
– Rotisserie chicken with free range – $ 12 (whole chicken)
– Indian and Asian curry for one – $ 9.95 (including chicken red curry with jasmine rice 350 g; butter chicken with pilau rice 350 g; chicken tikka masala with pilau rice 350 g)
– Desserts for one portion – $ 2.95 (including chocolate mousse; passion fruit cheesecake mousse; raspberry vanilla panna cotta)
BP & # 39; s vice president of sales and marketing Brooke Miller said gas stations needed to evolve.
& # 39; Today's traditional gas station offerings will not meet the needs of tomorrow's retail customer & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; The new stores will invite customers to explore the future possibilities of retail convenience in Australia. & # 39;
The deal with BP is David Jones's first major commercial arrangement since it was taken over by the South African Woolworths Holdings group in 2014.
David Jones director Pieter de Wet said the deal would help broaden the brand customer base.
& # 39; Consumer behavior is changing and the demand for fresh, food-for-now and food-for-later options continues to grow & he said.
& # 39; Customers expect convenience and quality to go hand in hand, and our partnership with BP allows us to share the David Jones food offering with more customers than ever before. & # 39;
Under the deal, BP will have David Jones & # 39; s exclusive range of sushi, rotisserie chicken and ready-made dinners in stock, along with engine oil and windshield washer fluid (pictured is an artist & # 39; s impression of the new look, chic service stations)
David Jones has not been linked to a gas station since it was founded in 1838.
Australian supermarket chains, however, work with oil giants, with Coles cooperating with Shell and Woolworths in combination with Caltex.
In the UK, BP has a partnership with the better department store chain Marks & Spencer to sell food at its gas stations.
Earlier this month, David Jones said that Australia suffered a & # 39; retail recession & # 39; because it announced a write-down of $ 437 million.
BP & # 39; s vice president of sales and marketing Brooke Miller (left) said gas stations should evolve. David Jones director Pieter de Wet (right) said the deal would help broaden the brand customer base
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