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7-Eleven Offers PayPal Prepaid MasterCard

“We are expanding our current offering of alternative financial services because we see an increased demand for this type of product in our stores,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. As part of its retail expansion plans, NetSpend Holdings Inc., a provider of general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid debit cards and related financial services, announced that the PayPal Prepaid

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Alon Brands Supports Military Recovery Funds

John West, vice president of marketing, said Alon Brands is “honored” to support military family members in a new community project. Alon Brands, Dallas-based supplier and marketer of fuels and the largest licensee of 7-Eleven in North America, announced its support of the new Marine Recovery Fund (MRF). MRF aims to support both service personnel and

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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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7-Eleven Acquires 23 Texas Stores

7-Eleven completes a transaction with Strasburger Enterprises, acquiring 23 stores across the Texas market. 7-Eleven Inc. completed a transaction with Strasburger Enterprises Inc. to acquire 23 c-store locations in Texas. Strasburger Enterprises Inc. stores, operated primarily under the brand name of Quix, are located across North and Central Texas. This acquisition brings the total number

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Americans Favor Fuel From Grocery And Wholesale Markets, Study Finds

Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found

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Leveling The RYO Playing Field

In recent years, roll-your-own tobacco machines have surfaced at various retail locations putting convenience stores at a competitive disadvantage on price. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor America, and in particular its lawmakers, remains caught in a love-hate relationship with tobacco. That push-pull has resulted in very well-publicized attempts to dissuade Americans from using tobacco, or

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E-Tobacco Shows No Signs of Slowing

Although the electronic cigarette category in the U.S. is barely five years old, a dizzying number of brands are vying for the attention of retailers—and more are entering the fray just about every day. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor In a report released in May, UBS Investment Research likened the chaotic e-cigarette category to the e-commerce

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Wawa’s Boasts a Superior Distribution Center

To help keep its stores stocked with fresh products, Wawa’s high-volume distribution center sports a high-bay chilled warehouse serviced by 16 fully-automated mini-load stacker cranes and a warehouse management system from Swisslog, allowing the dairy to move 42,000 crates of liquid products daily with an accuracy rate exceeding 99.9%. by Patrick Roberts, Contributing Editor The

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7-Eleven Reports Growth From 2011 Onward

 7-Eleven doubles its numbers from 2003 to 46,000 total  stores  After breaking both international and domestic store growth records last year, 7-Eleven Inc. plans to have even more growth in 2012.  Last year, the chain added more than 4,600 stores throughout the world. About 600 of these stores were built, acquired or transitioned from another

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Breaking News: 7-Eleven Acquiring Open Pantry

7-Eleven Inc. is in negotiations to acquire most of the Open Pantry Food Marts of Wisconsin chain, a move that would give the c-store behemoth with 6,800 stores across the U.S. a foothold in Wisconsin, where it currently has no stores, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported. 7-Eleven has reportedly applied for licenses for Open Pantry locations

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Speedway and Costco Rank High On Services

American consumers rate Speedway, Costco, Walgreens and Target high in Harris Poll’s latest study. While some retailers have been challenged this year by the U.S. economy, some retail brands managed to keep business steady, partly due to their brand equity. The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study surveyed American consumers about brands across several retail

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7-Eleven Franchisees Stage Cancer Fundraiser

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees announced that it has set a goal of raising and donating $50,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its 37th National Convention and Trade Show, which will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

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7-Eleven Franchisees Support Hire Heroes

“The franchisees of 7-Eleven, their families, employees and all of our customers recognize what our servicemen and women do for our country and we are honored to be able to give back to them,” says the national chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees. The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees

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S&S Fuels LLC Acquires City Stop Assets

The c-stores are being rebranded as 7-Eleven stores, while the gas is being rebranded Sinclair. S&S Fuels LLC (S&S) of Littleton, Colo. has acquired all of the assets of City Stop Inc. and its affiliates in the metropolitan Las Vegas market. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC (NRC) served as the exclusive financial advisor to

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NCASEF Registration Open

The 37th National Convention of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees is scheduled in Hawaii this July. Registration is now available online for the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees’ (NCASEF) 37th National Convention and Trade Show, which will be held July 8 – 12, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hilton

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7-Eleven Fights Against Illegal Underage Sales

New technology to help prevent sale of age-restricted products to underage customers. 7-Eleven Inc. is taking a new and aggressive approach to enhance its social and corporate responsibility of illegal underage sales of age-restricted products. On April 16, the company will debut a new technology in each of its 1,600 7-Eleven stores in California that

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C-Store Industry To Reach $856.5 Billion By 2014

New report shows c-stores have greatly benefited from the growth of the overall retail industry. Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “US Convenience Stores Forecast to 2014″ report to its offering. The U.S. convenience stores industry, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, presents lucrative investment opportunities for new players.

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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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7-Eleven Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

7-Eleven and 350Green help drivers re-charge vehicles in under 30 minutes at Illinois Tollway Oases. Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. have announced the availability of the nation’s largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations. As part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to increasing sustainability across Illinois,

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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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Raising the Bar on Breakfast Sales

The first sports and energy bars in the U.S. were marketed primarily to serious athletes, through alternative channels such as health food stores.                      These bars did not have wide appeal or distribution as recently as 1990, but over the past two decades these products have since gained mass appeal and distribution after greatly improving flavor

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Staying Safe in the Convenience Store

Handling cash is the bread and butter of convenience store operations, and the latest systems developed to make that process faster and safer do just that. But not all quarters of the industry have been quick to embrace them by any means. For many operators, changes still lie in the future, and time-honored standard practices

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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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New York Considers Minimum Wage Increase

Small-business owners in New York upset over plan to raise the minimum wage. The New York state legislature is considering increasing the minimum wage in the state by $1.25 to $8.50, and also index it to inflation, the New York Post reported. A spokesperson for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he is “optimistic” that the

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