7-Eleven: latest news from U.S, Australia and Japan

Date : 24 November 2020

The world’s largest convenience chain 7-Eleven continues to drive innovation. We provide the latest trading updates from U.S, Australia and Japan.

U.S: 7-Eleven opens fifth Evolution Store

7-Elven has opened its second Evolution Store in Dallas and the fifth in the country. Located at 9750 Walnut Hill Lane, the new store features Laredo Taco Co., self-serve beverages on tap, fresh bakery, mobile checkout technology and more. Some of the key features of 7-Eleven’s Evolution Store concept can be found here. The concept is testing ground for the retailer’s latest innovations and more are expected to open next year.

Chris Tanco, 7-Eleven’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “We have learned a lot since we opened our first Evolution Store in early 2019, most importantly, that convenience shoppers love the concept and its unique product mix […]We’ve learned what resonates with customers and already incorporated our learnings into new and existing 7-Eleven stores across the system.”

Australia: 7-Eleven offers AU$1 parcel delivery

7-Eleven will be allowing Australians to send parcels via its ParcelMate service for just AU$1. The offer will run for three consecutive Mondays, with the last one on 7 December. ParcelMate is available in more than 530 7-Eleven stores.

Japan: carbon neutrality by 2050

Seven & i Holdings, 7-Eleven’s parent company in Japan, is planning to invest US$1bn to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It aims to achieve zero greenhouse gasoline emissions at its stores by setting up, for example, photovoltaic panels and LED lamps. The announcement follows other Japanese retailers such as FamilyMart - also targeting zero emissions by 2050.