This is also one of the main success factor of Starbucks, coffee shops, Chinese bakeries and pastry shops.
It is very new in Changsha. Since a few month, shops specialized in snacks open everywhere. I already noticed two different brands!
These shops offer a very large choice of snacks in small quantities and at little prices... Most of these snacks are sold by the weigh or in small packaging.
You have sweet snacks: sweets, dried fruits, jams, jely...
You have salty snacks: dried meat, dried fish, preserved vegetable...
You find several drinks...
It is a clever and very new concept!
It clearly targets snacks on the large market of snacking. Therefore these shops are very different from a traditional convenience store!
Theses shops are a new type of competitors for bakeries, coffee places and convenience stores.
It is forbidden to take pictures. Since this concept is very new shop owner check on you.
I had to be very discreet.