Independent store owners struggle to survive

In Mexico, convenience stores run by local people make up more than half the retail grocery market. But corporate franchise stores like 7-Eleven are moving into the sector, and many shop owners say they threaten their existence. But now, one Mexico City start-up might have a solution.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.


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