Security by Force

Convenience store retailers are already dealing with tobacco taxes, PCI deadlines and encroaching competition. Now, if officials in Mesa, Ariz. get their way, operators within the city limits will be forced to invest in security measures aimed at reducing incidents of theft. The proposed mandate, aimed at convenience stores measuring less than 7,500 square feet,

New Year Marks New Leadership for 7-Eleven Franchisees

  The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, which represents the owners of 4,583 franchised 7-Eleven stores across the country, recently elected Bruce Maples as its new chairman.  Maples, who most recently served as a vice chairman of the National Coalition, assumed the new post on Jan. 1. Maples has been a 7-Eleven franchisee

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