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7-Eleven, Pepsi Partner on Feeding America Campaign

Up to $250,000 to be donated to Feeding America from every Pepsi purchase. 7-Eleven Inc. and Pepsi have partnered to ask consumers to help relieve domestic hunger by purchasing a Pepsi trademark product at participating 7-Eleven locations nationwide, with proceeds of up to $250,000 going to Feeding America. Through Dec. 31, Pepsi plans to donate

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7-Eleven Honors Bake Fresh

“Bake Fresh has embraced 7-Eleven’s strategy to narrow our focus with laser-like precision and drive continuous improvement,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. has awarded Bake Fresh Co. LLC the 2010 Retailer Initiative Award, citing the dramatic turn-around of a Colorado commercial bakery the Chesapeake, Va.-based company assumed just a year ago. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven senior

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7-Eleven Converts Wilson Farms Stores

Nine Wilson Farms stores are changing banners this year, with the rest scheduled for rebranding next year. Contractors are refurbishing; new signs are rising, and Slurpee machines are moving in as 7-Eleven Inc. undertakes the first of many equipment upgrades at Wilson Farms stores in western New York, converting them to the 7-Eleven banner. Starting

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7-Eleven Signs Prepaid Agreement With Western Union

“The Western Union MoneyWise prepaid card incorporates all the benefits of a reloadable prepaid card, including convenience and ease of use, which is what our customers want,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven and The Western Union Co. have signed a prepaid agreement to offer consumers the ability to obtain The Western Union MoneyWise General Purpose Reloadable

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Inspiring Impulse Sales

When stocking up on novelty items, thinking outside the box can help retailers drive big profits. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Retailers are driving impulse purchases with unique novelty products, including big ticket items, seasonal displays and small ring products that make everyday life more convenient. Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc., for example, is making packing easier

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NACS Celebrates the Past, Looks to Redefine the Future

As NACS celebrates the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s remarkable achievements since it was founded 50 years ago, the association is equally looking toward the future, said NACS President and CEO Hank Armour during the NACS Show Opening General Session. It is expected that more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries will attend the 2011

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Seizing Control of Smokeless Sales

Convenience store retailers are still concerned over the FDA’s involvement in smokeless tobacco, but many expressed optimism that the category can continue to thrive. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. While taxes and regulations haven’t impacted sales of smokeless tobacco products as much as some had predicted, it remains up to retailers to continue aggressively marketing

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Convenience Store Chains Celebrate CofFREE Day

Some c-stores are offering free hot dispensed beverages and other coffee deals on National Coffee Day. Thorntons, Kangaroo Express and 7-Eleven are among the c-store chains participating in National Coffee Day, today, Sept. 29.   To celebrate CofFREE Day, Thorntons is offering  a free coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate to every customer who visits a

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7-Eleven And FuelQuest Expand Relationship

“We consider FuelQuest a strategic partner and critical to the continued growth of our business,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. and FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, have announced a new five-year agreement. Under this agreement, 7-Eleven will continue to use FuelQuest Fuel Management System (FMS) to

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7-Eleven Celebrates National Coffee Day

Free Coffee will greet customers from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Thursday at their local 7-Eleven store. Something’s brewing at 7-Eleven Inc. as its U.S. and Canada stores get ready to celebrate National Coffee Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, with its own caffeinated celebration – CofFREE Day.  From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on

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7-Eleven to Acquire 28 PC&F Locations

“Year to date, 7-Eleven has added more than 400 new locations, and 2011 promises to be 7-Eleven’s biggest year for store growth since 1986,” says 7-Eleven VP of mergers and acquisitions. 7-Eleven  Inc. has agreed to acquire the retail interests of 28 locations from Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC (PC&F). Located in the western half

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Wilson Farms Donates To Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fundraiser and promotion draw customers to Wilson Farms’ dispensed beverage section. Wilson Farms is donating $8,296 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, following last week’s Coffee Day fundraiser. On Sept. 13, Wilson Farms celebrated Coffee Day, during which customers helped Wilson Farms fight blood cancers by simply purchasing a hot dispensed beverage including coffee, hot

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Handee Marts Awards Free Gas For A Year

Customer Susan Traska of Pittsburgh was selected as the recipient of free gas for a year. 7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. has announced its grand prize winner of free gas for a year from its successful summer giveaway campaign with the Carnegie Science Center.  Since launching its social media platform in summer 2010, Handee Marts

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Developing a Menu for All Customers

The flexibility of chicken as a menu item allows convenience store operators to develop profitable branded and proprietary programs without sacrificing quality or value.    By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Whether it’s sandwiches, tenders, wings, fried, breaded or sliced, customers have affordable options which can offer them a new experience during each trip to the

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Earhart Announces Retirement

Handee Marts’ 30-year veteran to retire on June 30, 2012. Bruce Earhart, vice president of marketing for Handee Marts Inc. a domestic licensee of 7-Eleven, announced his retirement effective on June 30, 2012  to pursue other interests. At the time of his retirement Earhart will have served Handee Marts for 30 years with increasing levels

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7-Eleven, Nielsen Broaden Partnership

More 7-Eleven stores’ information available through Nielsen means more detail and wider geographic representation of the convenience store industry. 7-Eleven and Nielsen, a provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, are broadening their relationship from sample to full-census cooperation. The expansion will increase 7-Eleven’s store count in Nielsen’s convenience store service

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Wholesale Gasoline Mostly Higher Through Labor Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN Still feeling the impact from last month’s Hurricane Irene, wholesale gasoline costs in most metropolitan markets across the United States moved higher Labor Day, the celebrated end to the summer driving season. Irene made a rare appearance by a hurricane in the Northeast, impacting the

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7-Eleven Teaming With Amazon

Now in tests in Seattle, a new program could allow customers to retrieve their Amazon packages at their local c-store. Amazon and 7-Eleven are reportedly testing a new delivery locker that would allow customers to pick up their Amazon packages at local 7-Eleven convenience stores, according to GeekWire. Currently the locker system is said to

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mixed in Mid-August

Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed through the week-ended Aug. 22, while the New York Mercantile Exchange September RBOB (gasoline) futures contract edged higher. In California, wholesale gasoline costs moved up on a sharp drawdown from state specific gasoline inventories, while in the Midwest costs were higher as refining activity eased. Gasoline costs in the Northeast

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Traveling With 7-Eleven

 7-Eleven expands its line of travel-size products to help vacationers this season. In today’s world of baggage fees, long security lines and restrictions on what can be carried onto the airplane, few U.S. travelers would use the words “travel” and “convenience”  in the same sentence. But to make life on-the-go a little easier, 7-Eleven Inc.

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Are Your Stores Compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Is your chain meeting the rigid ADA compliance standards? Many operators think they, but are not and as a result find themselves facing federal fines and even litigation. Join us at the 2011 National Advisory Group (NAG) conference and hear from M. Bradley Gaskins, a leading accessibility architect who specializes in helping retail operators, including

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Employee Unionization: Is Your Chain Ready?

How versed are you on current labor laws regarding union organizing? Do you know about the rules changes in regulations occurring within the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor? Do you have a strategy plan for maintaining positive employee relations and effective union organizing strategies and tactics? If not, plan on

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National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees Boosts Charitable Funding

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees announced that it has helped raise nearly $750,000 this year for two of its charitable partners, Hire Heroes USA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Hire Heroes is a non-profit organization offering transition assistance, job search assistance and job placement services to those veterans injured or disabled

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New Dates for the 2012 Sweets & Snacks Expo

One week after the National Restaurant Association announced new dates for its annual conference, the National Confectioners Association, sponsor of the SWweets & Snacks Expo, said that the dates of the 2012 EXPO have changed to May 8-10 in an effort to avoid G8 Summit activities happening later in the month. Last week, NATO announced

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WWE Collectible Cups, Straws Roll Out at 7-Eleven

“Couple this popular promotion with the intense heat gripping much of the nation, and we expect legendary Slurpee and Super Big Gulp drinks to be superstars themselves this month,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson.   7-Eleven Inc. and WWE have announced that after two successful partnerships, the companies will get back in the ring for the month

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