Los Angeles, CA, 2015-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail North America is pleased to announce the opening in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) of the first ever 7-Eleven convenience store in a US airport. Awarded as part of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) multi-billion dollar development program – the biggest public works project in the history of the City – the store is located in the pre-security arrivals level of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
As the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores, 7-Eleven is synonymous with superior convenience worldwide. In line with the brand’s thousands of locations, the LAX store will offer hot food (including pizzas and breakfast sandwiches), pre-packaged grab’ n’ go items, such as sandwiches, salads, pastries, fountain drinks (including the brand’s famous Slurpees® and Big Gulp® drinks), a large variety of snacks and ice creams. The store will also provide a selection of magazines, accessories and various other convenience-related items.
Perfect for the travelers arriving in the City of Angels, the “meeters & greeters”, as well as employees of the airport, the 950 square-foot store is designed with colors and finishes specifically chosen to highlight 7-Eleven’s fresh food, which is made and delivered to the store daily.
“We are proud to count 7-Eleven as one of our brand partners and to be opening their first ever location in a US airport”, said Vadim Motlik, Chief Development Officer at LS travel retail North America. “As the ultimate leader in the convenience market, 7-Eleven will perfectly meet the needs of our LAX customers. Both 7-Eleven and Westfield are committed to providing the best shopping experiences and we are thrilled to be working closely with their teams to keep delivering on this promise”.
“With a post-security environment that rivals some of the world’s best airports in design, dining, retail, and amenities, we are pleased to begin debuting the next phase of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal within the pre-security area”, said Keith Kaplan, Vice President of Development, Westfield. “We are confident this 7-Eleven concept will enhance the experience of arriving travelers, the throngs of people who wait to meet and greet them and thousands of LAX employees”.
“We believe visitors and airport employees will be pleasantly surprised at how many of their travel and everyday needs 7-Eleven can fill in just under 1,000 square feet”, said Norm Hower, 7-Eleven’s zone leader for the greater Los Angeles area. “Just as with every 7-Eleven, we customize each store’s product mix to offer what our customers want. Travelers and those in the travel industry have needs for products you might not find at a neighborhood 7-Eleven. Whether they are arriving at their final destination or in the middle of a work shift, we look forward to serving the thousands who come through Tom Bradley International Terminal every day”.
The LS travel retail network in LAX already includes 8 retail and 6 food & beverage locations. The company will soon open two additional 7-Eleven stores in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Westfield develops superior customer experiences in flagship airports across the U.S. by developing cutting-edge environments that capture each city’s distinct style and spirit, integrating food, fashion, entertainment and world-class amenities, and using technology to enhance the passenger journey. Westfield has earned more than 100 first place awards from Airport Revenue News (ARN) and Airports Council International North America (ACI). Current developments include JFK, LAX, Newark, George Bush Intercontinental, Boston Logan, Orlando, Miami and Chicago O’Hare airports.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7-Eleven stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 55,800 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013, #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list, #10 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2015 and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7-Eleven is # 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail.” 7-Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.