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7-Eleven Celebrates 43 Years in Canada

For the 13th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region. It has become a long-standing and much-anticipated tradition. Each summer, 7-Eleven Canada serves up hundreds of thousands of free Slurpee drinks to toast the company’s

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7-Eleven Celebrates 85 Years In Business

7-Eleven hands out free Slurpee drinks for its 85th birthday, along with a big summer sweepstakes of offers for customers. 7-Eleven prepares for its birthday on July 11, where participating stores in the U.S. and Canada will give away free 7.11-ounce Slurpee drinks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Slurpee drinks are a summer tradition

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7-Eleven Launches Operation Chill

7-Eleven and local police reward kids for good behavior with Slurpee coupons. 7-Eleven and local police team up this summer in Operation Chill where police will cite kids and teens who have good behavior, and reward them with a “Free Slurpee” coupon. The c-store retailer plans to distribute 1 million coupons to more than 600

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7-Eleven Closes Open Pantry Acquisition

A total of 18 Open Pantry stores—14 of which are fuel locations—acquired in Wisconsin. 7-Eleven Inc. has completed a transaction to acquire 18 Open Pantry convenience store locations in Wisconsin, primarily in the greater Milwaukee and Madison markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. All 18 stores are located approximately in the lower third

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Dispensing Variety and Value

When it comes to dispensed beverages, customers are still looking for new and unique products that provide them with instant gratification. By John Lofstock, Editor. Dispensed cold and frozen beverages are proving to be not just popular year-round products—sales are strong and getting stronger as summer approaches—but excellent tools for driving traffic through promotions and

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Details On 7-Eleven’s Return To Jacksonville

Some 80 stores are schedule to be built by 2015. As previously reported, 7-Eleven Inc. is re-entering the Jacksonville market after a 20-plus year hiatus in north Florida. President and CEO Joe De Pinto made the announcement at a March 21 event attended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Held at

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7-Eleven Returns to Jacksonville

After 25 years, 7-Eleven is set to once again operate stores in the Jacksonville area. 7-Eleven officials announced this morning that it plans to open 80 new stores in the Jacksonville, Fla. area by 2015, which the company said will mean 800 new jobs, First Coast News Online reported. 7-Eleven representatives, along with Governor Rick Scott and

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Slurpee Drinks Arrive At Six Flags

This summer Six Flags guests can bring their 32-ounce Slurpee Six Flags Souvenir cup to a local 7-Eleven to refill their drink for only 99 cents. 7-Eleven and Six Flags Entertainment Corp. have announced a new partnership, where 7-Eleven’s Slurpee drink will be the Official Frozen Carbonated Beverage of Six Flags. Slurpee fans can now

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7-Eleven Acquires 51 ExxonMobil Locations

“We met our goal of opening 650 stores in 2011, and with this acquisition 2012 is off to a great start,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. has completed the transaction with ExxonMobil to acquire retail interests in 51 North Texas sites. The transaction concluded Jan. 20; terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 51

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7-Eleven Celebrates Veteran’s Day

“With this year’s Veteran’s Day falling on 11/11/11, the timing seemed perfect to say thank-you to the men and women serving our great country.  For those who are here, we can say thank-you with a free Slurpee.  For those serving, we hope to raise enough funds to help the USO distribute 40,000 care packages,” says

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7-Eleven, Coca-Cola Help Protect Polar Bears’ Habitat

Partnership enhances The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, supporting World Wildlife Fund to conserve polar bears’ arctic habitat. Coca-Cola and 7-Eleven are joining forces this holiday season to give customers a chance to have some chilly fun for a great cause. The initiative is part of The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, which supports World

Tracking the Trends in Convenience Retailing

Despite the global recession, convenience stores have thrived thanks to their ability to provide fast service, quality products and great value in strategic locations. As service and location remain the industry’s primary competitive advantage over supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers, many of whom are moving into the fuel and fresh food business, convenience stores

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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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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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Slurpee MixMaker Concert Hits Lincoln Hall

Customers cash in Slurpee rewards points for concert tickets, try out flavor mixing with 7-Eleven’s new dual-chambered cup. 7-Eleven Inc. is mixing up the 2011 Summer of Slurpee with a mash-up of cool cups, cold concoctions and sold-out concerts. Not only is 7-Eleven encouraging Slurpee flavor-mixing with its MixMaker dual-chambered cup and valve straw, the

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How 7-Eleven’s Free Slurpees Pay Off

Slurpees may be free today, but customers will likely spend extra dollars at the store while they stop in to get their free treat. Today, as 7-Eleven celebrates its unofficial 84th birthday, it expects to give away five million 7.11-ounce Slurpees—roughly 1,000 free Slurpees per store. But those free Slurpees actually result in big sales

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Police Ticket Good Kids with Slurpee Coupons

“Kids love it because they love Slurpee drinks.  Police officers love it because it gives them a reason to approach youngsters in a non-authoritative role and build positive relationships,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. To foster friendly relationships with local law enforcement and encourage good behavior, 7-Eleven Inc. is giving one million “FREE Slurpee” coupons to police

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7-Eleven Offers Retro Treats

Building on the theme of the Super 8 Movie, 7-Eleven is offering Rocket Poppeteers frozen pops and a space-age Slurpee cup. Fans who want a real-life taste of 1970s small-town life as shown in Paramount Pictures’ Super 8 can head to 7-Eleven stores this month for Rocket Poppeteers frozen pops, special Slurpee cups and delicious

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Dual MixMaker Cups Hit 7-Eleven Stores

The 2011 Summer of Slurpee includes concerts, and flavor-mixing fun. The 2011 Summer of Slurpee is shaping up to be a mash-up of cool cups, concoctions and concerts. Now, the MixMaker dual-chambered cup and valve straw lets Slurpee-drinkers enjoy their favorite frozen beverage like they never have before. The refillable cup and straw combo, available

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7-Eleven To Operate Six Apple Market Stores

“Adding these appealing locations in Virginia complements our store-development strategy of acquiring retail sites where we currently operate stores,” says 7-Eleven’s vice president of development. This June, 7-Eleven Inc. signed an agreement to operate six convenience-store locations in Virginia from Workman Oil Co. of Lynchburg, Va. The stores, located in Roanoke and Salem, are being

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Strong Outlook for Frozen Beverages

Fueled by new flavors and supported by high-quality equipment, the frozen category shows unlimited potential. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. It’s no secret that frozen beverages has been one of the hotter categories in the convenience store industry over the past three years. The good news is that NACS is predicting a sunny forecast for

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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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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

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

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

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