7-Eleven Buys Zoom Inc. Chain in Virginia


Dallas-based 7-Eleven has purchased the chain Zoom Inc. of Hampton, Va., which operates 13 c-store locations on the Peninsula, the Virginian-Pilot reported.


7-Eleven acquired the Zooms locations as of Friday, according to David Erbe, 7-Eleven’s market manager on the Peninsula. Most of the 13 sites operate as local franchises, but 7-Eleven will run them as corporate stores for the time being.


Currently, all Zooms have closed and most will remain that way for two to three weeks as they undergo remodeling in order to reopen as 7-Elevens.


Locations in Poquoson and Gloucester are scheduled to reopen this week, but close again in a month or two for remodeling, Erbe noted.




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