7‑Eleven and Postmates offer FREE DELIVERY service during the extended Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 20-27

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eating, cooking, shopping, football. Thanksgiving is a busy time and with so much to do, it can be a stressful one as well. 7‑Eleven, Inc. and Postmates can make life a little easier during the extended Thanksgiving holiday by offering FREE DELIVERY of favorite 7‑Eleven® items from 12:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27.

The service is available in 35 of the metro areas in which 7‑Eleven operates stores.

Orders are placed through the Postmates app. To use, shoppers simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, select 7‑Eleven from the list of retailers, click on products to order and pay with the app. Postmates coordinates the delivery from the most convenient outlet and a nearby courier to fulfill the customer’s order in minutes (30 minutes on average).

“7‑Eleven customers crave convenience, and that’s what we’re here for,” said 7‑Eleven Chief Digital Officer Gurmeet Singh, “but sometimes even getting to the store can be a challenge. We thought Thanksgiving week was a great time to save our customers time and money with this special Postmates offer. Even after the free delivery promotion ends, Postmates offers an affordable alternative to physically shopping at one of our stores with the same products delivered in an hour or less. We are taking convenience to the customer.”

Whether the pets are howling, the remote control is dead, a headache is coming on, the kids are hungry or a caffeine fix is needed to power through Cyber Monday sales, Postmates and 7‑Eleven can quickly solve the problem. Pet food, car chargers, batteries, medicine, pizza, drinks, ice cream, coffee and more can be delivered in minutes. The Postmates app shows hundreds of 7‑Eleven items available with an option to add “custom items” for ones not listed. Product selection may vary by store.

Age-restricted items like alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets are not included.

Here’s what the week might look like with the convenience of 7‑Eleven and FREE door-to-door delivery by Postmates:

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21

While packing the car to head home for the holidays, college students and travelers can save time by ordering snacks and drinks to be delivered before they hit the road.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

The night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza delivery days of the year, which could mean long delivery waits from traditional pizza restaurants. Why wait? 7‑Eleven sells whole pepperoni and triple cheese large pizza for $5.55, and right now each whole pizza comes with a free Redbox coupon at participating stores. Postmate a 2-liter Coca-Cola beverage with it and get $1 off.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving! Missing some key ingredients from a favorite family recipe? Postmate grocery items like milk, eggs, sugar, flour and more from a nearby 7‑Eleven store. Big Bite® hotdogs are also big-sellers on Thanksgiving. If turkey dinner is running late, a hotdog can take a bite out of pre- or post-turkey dinner hunger.

Friday, Nov. 24

Sales and shopping start early on Black Friday. When predawn shoppers start to sag while waiting in line for that doorbuster big-screen TV deal, they can postmate hot coffee and fresh donuts from the closest 7‑Eleven for themselves and friends in line.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Football! NCAA games start early and run late with some of the biggest college rivals facing off. Wings, pizza, 7-Select® chips and beverages get the party started, but nobody wants to leave in the middle of the game to re-stock. Postmate favorite 7‑Eleven eats and drinks to score quick (and free) delivery.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Customers can brunch at home with hot Pillsbury stuffed waffles, fresh-baked-daily pastries, cut fruit, new 7-Select organic, cold-pressed juices and more ordered from 7‑Eleven and delivered for free by Postmates.

Monday, Nov. 27

Cyber Monday means more web-surfing and shopping from the luxury of home. But big deals can disappear in the time it takes to drive to the store for snacks and Slurpee®drinks. 7‑Eleven and Postmates can keep hunger and thirst at bay so online shoppers in PJs can navigate online mega-deals.

“When we collaborated with 7‑Eleven in 2015, we were excited to offer our customers more choice and convenience,” said Russell Cook, Postmates senior vice president of operations. “In the last couple of years, we’ve delivered everything from 7-Select Ultra Premium paper towels to pizza and over 30,000 Slurpee drinks. We’re happy to expand to 1,100 stores and look forward to growing with 7‑Eleven.”

This promotion celebrates 7‑Eleven’s extended relationship with Postmates. Regularly, 7‑Eleven deliveries will be a flat fee of $3.99. For customers who are part of Postmates Unlimited, the company’s subscription service, deliveries are free if the customer spends $20 or more. Average delivery time for Postmates orders is under 30 minutes.

7‑Eleven® Teams up with Postmates for Free Delivery during Busy Thanksgiving Week

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Postmates

Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities – and their lives, with an insanely reliable on-demand “everything” network. Launched in 2011, Postmates is the first and leading company in the on-demand space – helping customers in over 250 cities get whatever they need, whenever they need it. Postmates has the largest on-demand fleet in the U.S. – with 100,000 Postmates and the biggest network of merchants. Postmates is the #1 delivery company in Los Angeles, the largest consumer market in the U.S. As the originators of on-demand ‘anything,’ Postmates gives customers access to merchants previously inaccessible online. While some companies try to build a warehouse outside of a city and funnel goods into it, Postmates believes that our cities, our towns and our communities are our warehouses. Postmates is helping transform the way food and merchandise move around cities – and is helping local brick and mortar businesses better compete against retail goliaths. Learn more at www.postmates.com.

Contact:

7‑Eleven, Inc.
Corporate Communications
media@7-11.com

Source: 7‑Eleven, Inc.

Evolution Fresh declares January 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day

Evolution Fresh Teams up with Postmates to Help Customers “Turn it Around” with Free Cold-Pressed ‘Green Juice Breaks’ on January 26

SEATTLE, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans face a turning point in their New Year’s goals toward the end of January when 53 percent of resolution-setters admit they have broken their resolutions and that staying fit and healthy is a top resolution.[1] In an effort to encourage customers to “turn it around” and add more joy and wellness to their life, Evolution Fresh has declared January 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day, as recognized on the National Day Calendar.

To celebrate, Evolution Fresh is teaming up with leading on-demand delivery service Postmates to deliver free “Green Juice Breaks” – a three-pack of 15.2 fluid ounce cold-pressed, high pressure processed Sweet Greens and Lemon juices – to customers in 15 select cities across the country. Sweet Greens and Lemon is a cold-pressed, high-pressure processed green juice that is made from more than a pound of vegetables per 15.2 fl. oz bottle.

“By celebrating the first-ever National Green Juice Day on January 26, we hope to inspire people to keep their wellness resolutions in the New Year,” said Jeff Hansberry, president, Evolution Fresh.  “Evolution Fresh’s greenest green juices are made from more than a pound of vegetables per 15.2 fl. oz bottle and drinking a green juice is an easy way to add something good to your daily life.”

Free “Green Juice Breaks” are available on January 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time in each selected city while supplies last.  To order, customers can visit www.greenjuiceday.com or use the Postmates App for iOS and Android, tap on the “Evolution Fresh Free Juice” store and get one juice for themselves and two to share with friends. After all, Americans say having friends to keep them accountable is one of the top five factors for a successful resolution. The offer is limited to one three-pack of juices per customer and is not available at Starbucks retail stores.  Participating cities include Atlanta, Chicago, East Bay/Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. as well as Orange County.  Another way to participate in National Green Juice Day is to visit www.EvolutionFresh.com and download a coupon for $1 off the purchase of any Evolution Fresh juice, available in grocery retailers nationwide or by making green juice at home.

Turn It Around 

Sometimes doing a little can mean a lot. From drinking a green juice to taking a daily walk, Evolution Fresh is encouraging and rewarding people who turn it around with small, positive changes in 2016 through the Turn It Around sweepstakes. Now through March 14, people can visit http://www.evolutionfresh.com/turn-it-around-sweeps/ and learn how to share their health and wellness activities on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win a year’s supply[2] of Evolution Fresh green juice and other health and wellness inspired prize packs.

Evolution Fresh also recommends turning around the juice bottle to examine the ingredient list and look for a vegetable juice as the first ingredient.  Sweet Greens and Lemon is one of six green juices in Evolution Fresh’s portfolio which includes Emerald Greens, Essential Greens® with Lime, Green Devotion, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger, Sweet Greens and Lemon, Smooth Greens and Kale and these Evolution Fresh™ juices contain 10 grams of sugar or less per 8-fluid ounce serving.

Evolution Fresh™ juices are cold-pressed using high-pressure processing (HPP) to help protect nutrients and flavor. Evolution Fresh offers a wide variety of high-quality, delicious and nutritious, cold-pressed juices available in Starbucks® stores and grocery retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods Market – making on-the-go nutrition more accessible for customers.

Sassy Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe

Want to turn your green juice into a complete breakfast? Add fresh fruit for energizing carbs, coconut oil for healthy fat, and frosty frozen lima beans for plant-based protein. This filling and fiber-rich combo takes just minutes to whip together, but will leave you feeling full, satisfied, and energized all morning.

Ingredients:

1/2 bottle Sweet Greens and Lemon
1/2 cup frozen lima beans
1 whole peeled kiwi
1/2 cup banana slices
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil

Add all ingredients to blender and whip until smooth

[1] Evolution Fresh survey conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,001 American adults age 18+ using email invitation and online survey.  December 2015

[2] A year’s supply of Evolution Fresh Green Juice, fulfilled as an assortment of twenty (20) bottles delivered monthly for twelve (12) months.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,700.

About the Survey

The Evolution Fresh Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,001 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ between December 17 and December 23, 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons represented by the sample.

Abbreviated Sweepstakes Rules

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited.  Sweepstakes ends 3/14/16. For Official Rules, alternate method of entry, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, click here. Sponsor: Starbucks Corporation, 2401 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98134.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

 

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Evolution Fresh declares January 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day

Evolution Fresh declares January 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day

Starbucks partners with on-demand delivery service Postmates to bring delivery experience to life

SEATTLE, 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks brought its first Starbucks Green Apron Delivery to the Empire State Building in October, a service designed specifically for a dense urban environment and one of the most requested by Starbucks customers.

But customers aren’t just in office buildings – they’re at soccer games with their kids, at home with family, or gathering at the park with friends. In many of these cases, they also want the ease of getting Starbucks delivered where they want it, when they want it.

To bring this delivery experience to life, Starbucks is collaborating with leading on-demand delivery service Postmates for a pilot program, where customers can have Starbucks food or beverages delivered to them within designated areas in Seattle.  Starbucks Delivery by Postmates, the latest addition to the company’s digital offerings, is an extension of the Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay feature, a popular aspect of Starbucks app.

“Our customers are highly engaged with Mobile Order & Pay, placing five million transactions a month, so delivery becomes a natural extension that provides another easy and convenient way to meet them where they are in their day,” said Adam Brotman, Starbucks chief digital officer.

Customers in the Seattle test area can now choose “Delivery” when placing their orders on the Starbucks iOS app. Unlike other food delivery services, having delivery built into Starbucks® Mobile App means customers have the customization options they enjoy at a Starbucks® store and can earn coveted stars, exclusive offers and perks through My Starbucks Rewards® loyalty program.

“At Postmates, we take great pride in being able to provide this convenience for Starbucks customers,” said Bastian Lehmann, Postmates Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Local, on-demand delivery is the future of commerce and we’re excited to work with the incredible team at Starbucks to make this service available.”

How It Works

The Starbucks Delivery by Postmates pilot will start in downtown Seattle, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Madison Park and the Sodo area.

  • Using the Starbucks iOS app, customers can choose “Order” then select “Delivery” and enter a delivery address.
  • The customer builds a food and beverage order that is customizable with the same range of options available in Starbucks® stores.
  • Once the order is complete it is transmitted to Postmates system whereby a Postmates courier is dispatched to the closest Starbucks® store. The Starbucks and Postmates systems select the closest location to the delivery address to ensuring customers receive the highest quality product.
  • Customers can track the progress of the delivery by watching their Postmates courier travel in real-time on a map.

Just as with Starbucks® Mobile Order & Pay, Postmates couriers will be able to skip the line to pick up delivery orders. Initially, customers will be given a 60 minute window for delivery but most orders will arrive in less than 30 minutes.

To learn more, visit http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/delivery

For more information on this news release, contact us.

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation

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Starbucks partners with on-demand delivery service Postmates to bring delivery experience to life

Starbucks partners with on-demand delivery service Postmates to bring delivery experience to life

7-Eleven partners with Postmates for On-Demand Delivery in Austin

DALLAS, 2015-7-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven now offers on-demand delivery in Austin, the second market where the company has launched its new service. The first was last week in the San Francisco area. In both markets, on-demand delivery is powered by San Francisco-based technology company Postmates.

Postmates is a tech and logistics company that operates a network of couriers. A user downloads the Postmates app through an iOS, Android or web app operated by Postmates, then scrolls through the list of retailers to select products they want to order.  Postmates coordinates the delivery from the most convenient outlet and nearby courier to fulfill the customer’s order within an hour.

Thirty-six participating stores in the city of Austin offer an assortment of 7‑Eleven’s products from hot foods and snacks to cold beverages and other convenience items that are now just a few taps away.

“7‑Eleven’s founder, Joe C. Thompson Jr., used to say 7‑Eleven’s mission was to ‘give customers what they want, when and where they want it’,” said Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy. “Through the modern technology that Postmates provides, we can fulfill that promise in a way we haven’t done before.”

The partnership with Postmates is 7‑Eleven’s first official venture into the on-demand economy and plays a role in the company’s omnichannel strategy to provide time-pressed customers solutions to their everyday needs.

“Through our partnership with Postmates, 7‑Eleven’s reach extends beyond our physical stores,” Doddala said. “The program should work well for us because it appeals to our customers who are more on-the-go, connected 24/7 and prefer fast-paced, urban living.

“Plus, we have market concentration in these geographic areas, which makes shopping with us through Postmates even more convenient for customers,” said Doddala, adding that “Postmates has figured out how to keep the Slurpee® drinks cold and the Big Bite®s hot.”

“By partnering with 7‑Eleven, we are able to offer both 7‑Eleven and Postmates customers access to groceries, fresh food and other goods across all markets that our companies are both operating in.” said Holger Luedorf, Postmates senior vice president. “In providing 7‑Eleven with a digital storefront and giving its team access to our fleet of more than 12,000 Postmates couriers, we are making the experience even more convenient for our joint customers.”

Doddala expects to expand delivery later this year to other areas with a high density of 7‑Eleven stores, such as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

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 56,200 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include:  #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #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 No. 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.

Contact:

Margaret Chabris
7‑Eleven, Inc
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

April Conyers
Postmates
415-653-9076
april@postmates.com

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7-Eleven partners with Postmates for On-Demand Delivery in Austin

7-Eleven partners with Postmates for On-Demand Delivery in Austin

7‑Eleven to offer delivery to customers with San Francisco-based technology company Postmates

Retailer Teams with Postmates for On Demand Delivery in San Francisco

DALLAS, 2015-7-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. takes its mantra of “what customers want, when and where they want it” a giant step further as it begins to offer delivery to customers with San Francisco-based technology company Postmates.

Select stores in San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., now offer on-demand delivery through Postmates iOS, Android or web app. An assortment of 7‑Eleven’s products from hot foods and snacks to cold beverages and other convenience items is just a few taps away and will be delivered by Postmates to customers in an hour or less.

“7‑Eleven’s founder, Joe C. Thompson Jr., used to say 7‑Eleven’s mission was to ‘give customers what they want, when and where they want it’,” said Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy. “Through the modern-day technology that Postmates provides, we can fulfill that promise in a way we haven’t done before.”

This is 7‑Eleven’s first official foray into delivery and fulfills a component of the company’s omnichannel strategy to provide time-pressed customers solutions to their everyday needs while transforming its outlets from convenience to convenient, neighborhood stores.

“Through our partnership with Postmates, 7‑Eleven’s reach extends beyond our physical stores,” Doddala said. “The program should work well for us because it appeals to our customers who are more on-the-go, connected 24/7 and prefer fast-paced, urban living.

“Plus, we have market concentration in these geographic areas, which makes shopping with us through Postmates even more convenient for the customer,” Doddala added.

“By partnering with 7‑Eleven, we will be able to provide both 7‑Eleven and Postmates customers access to groceries, fresh food and other goods across all markets that our companies are both operating in.” said Holger Luedorf, Postmates senior vice president. “In providing 7‑Eleven with a digital storefront and giving its team access to our fleet of more than 12,000 Postmates, we are making the experience even more convenient for our joint customers.”

Doddala expects to expand delivery later this year to other areas where there is a high density of 7‑Eleven stores – Austin, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

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 56,200 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include:  #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #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 No. 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.

Contact:

Margaret Chabris
7‑Eleven, Inc
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

April Conyers
Postmates
415-653-9076
april@postmates.com

 

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7‑Eleven teams with tech start-up Postmates to provide San Francisco Bay-area consumers with the ultimate convenience:  on-demand delivery. Service through the Postmates app starts July 1.

7‑Eleven teams with tech start-up Postmates to provide San Francisco Bay-area consumers with the ultimate convenience: on-demand delivery. Service through the Postmates app starts July 1.