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7-Eleven Hits 40,000 Store Milestone

7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto is scheduled to present a $40,000 donation to the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity in celebration of  the chain’s achievement. From its humble beginnings in 1927 selling milk and bread from an ice dock in Oak Cliff, Texas, 7-Eleven Inc. has grown into an international powerhouse with more retail outlets than

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Energy Powers Beverage Sales

The convenience of shots and the widespread  availability in c-stores have spurred the category’s success. By: Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. Energy shots remain the hottest product in the energy beverage sector. The emergence of the shot market was so fast that the products seemingly came out of nowhere, at a time when the typically strong

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Crafting a Beer Strategy

Microbrew sales are growing at a strong clip, while wine and spirits are also poised for a strong 2011. by: Joe Bush, Contributing Editor The near-term future of wine and craft beer sales in convenience stores involves value, flavor and products geared toward specific ethnic groups. The Brewer Association reports that while overall beer sales

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7-Eleven Adds BAZI Natural Energy Shots

BAZI Natural Energy Shots, which offer both nutrition through superfruit extracts and an energy boost, debut on c-store shelves. 7-Eleven, starting this March, is adding BAZI Natural Energy Shots to its energy shot lineup. “7-Eleven is our first retailer in the convenience store channel,” said Debbie Wildrick, BAZI’s sales and marketing executive vice president. “Because

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7-Eleven Acquires Illinois Tollway Oases Sites

“This acquisition gives our brand great visibility in Chicagoland,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven is taking over the remaining 17 years of a lease agreement for  ExxonMobil outlets located on seven Oases sites along the Illinois Tollway. The new agreement with 7-Eleven Inc. of Dallas includes maintenance and operations responsibilities for Mobil fuel stations at the

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7-Eleven Makes List of Top Military Friendly Employers

Military veteran’s franchise program earns 7-Eleven recognition. 7-Eleven Inc. has been named one of the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, a list published annually by G.I. Jobs magazine.  7-Eleven was the only food retailer included and, among all retailers on the list, ranked third. “The company prides itself on a diverse work force and its

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7-Eleven Expands in Manhattan

7-Eleven’s c-store franchise is taking New York by storm, with plans to operate some 100 stores in Manhattan by the year 2015, the International Business Times reported. At present 7-Eleven operates a mere 10 locations in Manhattan and expects to reach 15-20 locations over the next two years, before soaring to the 100 mark. “We

7-Eleven Gears Up For Christmas

Every year 7-Eleven stores across the country provide a convenient destination for procrastinating shoppers and a solution for parents facing battery-less Christmas morning emergencies. 7-Eleven  can serve up a desirable gift in a last-minute situation (such as one-size-fits-all gift cards, videogames, DVDs and CDs, wine, candy and this year, Snuggies and other As Seen on

7-Eleven Hires Presslink Printing Ltd.

7-Eleven Inc. recently awarded two of its print management and print fulfillment contracts to a new single-source provider. Chris Hetterich, president of Dallas-based Presslink Printing Ltd., led a collaborative effort with one of his long-time print supply chain partners to secure the business. The team of printing and fulfillment industry veterans replaced two incumbent 7-Eleven

7-Eleven Buys 183 ExxonMobil Locations in Florida

7-Eleven Inc. has agreed to acquire ExxonMobil’s retail interests in 183 Florida sites. Included in the acquisition is a combination of company- and dealer-operated sites located in Orlando, Southwest Florida, Palm Beach and Broward County.  The 183 sites include five unused parcels of land.  The majority of locations will be rebranded as 7-Eleven operations, and

Slurpee Goes Mobile

7-Eleven Inc.’s famous frozen, carbonated Slurpee drink now has its own application available for iPhone and Android through iTunes and Android marketplaces. The Slurpee application makes it easy for Slurpee fans to find 7-Eleven stores to get their Slurpee fix on the road or in their own hometown. The App provides information on the nearest

Southwest Convenience Stores LLC Fundraises For USO

Odessa, Texas-based Southwest Convenience Stores LLC, the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the U.S. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALON USA, is again embarking on a fundraising initiative to benefit the USO for the fourth consecutive year. Southwest Convenience Stores, which operates more than 300 stores in Texas and New Mexico, is set to offer its customers

Free Slurpees On “Purple Friday”

7-Eleven Inc. is celebrating people coming together by offering a free, small Slurpee drink on “Purple Friday” – Nov. 26. 7-Eleven wants to extend the fun of its Slurpee Unity Tour that visited 14 cities before arriving to Washington, D.C. for a Slurpee Summit.  On Nov. 26, or “Purple Friday” as 7-Eleven has dubbed the

7-Eleven Adds To Proprietary Wine Line-up

For legal-age millennials wanting to upgrade their wine selection without breaking the bank, 7-Eleven Inc. is adding Cherrywood Cellars to its best-selling line-up of proprietary wines. The mid-tier-priced wine ($7.99 – $8.99 per bottle) is available in three varietals – chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. “We are targeting millennials because they like convenience and want

SkinzWraps Delivers For 7-Eleven

7-Eleven has hired SkinzWraps Inc., a vehicle wrap company, to assist in its ongoing store makeover program. SkinzWraps was tasked with creating a realistic looking wrap alternative to the more costly hammer tone marble. The upgrade solution created by SkinzWraps was for the heavily-used coffee bar cabinets within 7-Eleven convenience stores. After design and print

Will Ferrell Designs 7-Eleven Cup

Actor Will Ferrell is warming up the winter season with his ‘Coffee Cup With A Cause’ cup as the fifth celebrity-designer in 7-Eleven Inc.’s cause-marketing campaign. Ferrell’s frosty ‘Coffee Cup With A Cause’ design features a snowman and will benefit Cancer for College, a California-based charity providing support and inspiration to cancer survivors through academic

7-Eleven To Introduce ATM Advertising

Advertising is coming to ATMs in 7-Eleven stores. Cardtronics plans to launch advertising on approximately 2,200 of its Vcom financial kiosks located in 7-Eleven stores in the U.S., on the heels of offering third-party advertising on about 800 ATMs operated by Bank Machine, Cardtronics’ United Kingdom subsidiary. Cardtronics signed a multi-year agreement with i-design, the

7-Eleven Confirms End of Discussions With Casey’s

7-Eleven Inc. has confirmed that discussions with Casey’s General Stores Inc. regarding a potential transaction have terminated. 7-Eleven made a preliminary proposal of $40 per common share for a consensual transaction on Sept. 2, 2010. After completing additional due diligence, 7-Eleven raised its offer to $43 per common share. 7-Eleven believes its revised proposal fairly

Casey’s Rejects 7-Eleven Bid

Casey’s General Stores Inc. has rejected a $43-per-share offer by 7-Eleven and ended talks with the convenience store operator owned by Japan’s Seven & I Holdings, Reuters reported. Shares of Casey’s dropped 5% after it announced the revised offer did not reflect its full value and growth opportunities. In early September, 7-Eleven made a non-binding

Cell Phone Chargers

Hottips is the cell phone charging system that has it all. The tips charge almost all cell phones and are available as all-in-one chargers, wall chargers, or car chargers. All multi-tip chargers include the new micro USB tip, and mobile phone brands are easily identified. A bright light indicates the phone is charging. The packaging

7-Eleven Announces Access 45 Campaign

7-Eleven Inc.’s Slurpee Nation members currently have a chance to win a new prize each day from two of the biggest videogame publishers-Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Ubisoft. 7-Eleven stores’ latest national campaign is called Access 45 and coincides with the upcoming releases of major game titles – Medal of Honor, EA SPORTS MMA and

Cardtronics Announces New Organizational Structure

Cardtronics Inc., a non-bank owner of ATMs, has announced a series of organizational changes designed to better align the company’s management structure with its key business and strategic initiatives. Effective immediately, the Cardtronic’s operations will be separated into two business units – “Network and Financial Services” and “ATM Services.” Rick Updyke will assume the role

7-Eleven Adds APW Wyott Roller Grills

7-Eleven is adding new roller grills by Standex International Corp. Food Service Equipment Group’s APW Wyott brand. Equipment shipments are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of calendar 2010. 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America and, globally, approximately 38,500 stores in 16 countries. “Our selection as an

Slurpee Battle of the Bands Winner Announced

7-Eleven Inc. announced The HOLLABACKS as the winner of its second annual 7-Eleven and “Slurpee Battle of the Bands” competition. Home-grown rock and popular bands battled in this multi-tiered competition, but only one from the 906 entries emerged the winner. “We want to thank the Slurpee brand, our friends, family and fans who helped us

Developing a Customized Foodservice Menu

Testing New Products   As new products earn their way onto your menu don’t forget about the equipment.   “Let’s say you’ve got a roller grill and you’ve been selling hot dogs forever,” explained Larry Miller, president of Miller Management & Consulting Services Inc. in Sanford, Fla. “Now somebody brings you a handheld Mexican product,

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