7‑Eleven, Inc. announces new partnership with Tapingo to launch on-demand delivery to the college market

Students, area residents now have the convenience store’s Slurpee® drinks, fresh foods and snacks at their fingertips

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for college campuses, to launch on-demand delivery of 7‑Eleven® products in the college market.

Starting today, Tapingo users at or near the participating colleges in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland can enjoy delivery of 7‑Eleven products from select, neighboring 7‑Eleven stores.

Focusing on the college market, Tapingo has built strong relationships with more than 100 colleges that use Tapingo to enhance student life. By working closely with forward-looking campuses that prioritize student engagement, Tapingo helps broaden the reach of campus dining services to satisfy the needs of students.

“We’ve seen a tremendous demand from students for late-night eats. Sometimes, you just need a Slurpee and a pizza at 1 a.m.!” said Jeff Hardy, Tapingo’s chief business officer. “Welcoming 7‑Eleven to our rapidly growing partner ecosystem significantly increases our ability to provide students with what they want, when they want it. The 7‑Eleven brand is synonymous with convenience, and that’s exactly what our community looks to us to provide.”

Tapingo users can browse the 7‑Eleven aisles through the app and have their items delivered quickly and efficiently.

Hardy added, “Tapingo is the most affordable and convenient delivery service for colleges. Using the Club Tapingo feature, which also provides exclusive promotions and VIP treatment, Tapingo users pay a $2.99 delivery charge, but no additional service fees.”

Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven vice president for innovation and ventures, said “Tapingo users are largely college students who are digital natives. They are redefining convenience and accustomed to ordering what they want with a few taps on a computer or smart phone. Tapingo’s technology helps us build a relationship with this demographic.”

Doddala added, “7‑Eleven products that particularly appeal to college-age consumers include whole pizzas, chicken wings and other hot foods, sandwiches that are made fresh and delivered daily. They also like ice cream, energy drinks and 7‑Eleven’s own 7-Select-branded snacks because they are higher quality and lower priced than name-brand competitors.”

Tapingo works with campus dining, food-service companies and national brands to enhance the student experience by providing advanced, mobile food-ordering, pick up and delivery. Currently serving 46 markets from Alaska to Florida, Tapingo is known on campuses for saving college students time. With the average user transacting daily, Tapingo has become the buy-button for the college market.

About the Tapingo Partner Ecosystem
At Tapingo, we fundamentally believe that technology should create a win-win situation. The implementation of Tapingo’s mobile commerce capabilities on college campuses demonstrates this philosophy by giving consumers a better way to buy, while increasing throughput and driving the bottom line for operators. We work closely with a broad range of forward-looking campuses, foodservice industry leaders, and national and regional brands to bring our customers what they want – where, when, and how they want it! The Tapingo Partner Ecosystem includes such companies as Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), Taco Bueno, 7‑Eleven Inc., and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK).

About Tapingo
Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to improve the buying experience and solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Using Tapingo’s cutting edge mobile technology, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. By providing a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, Tapingo drives habitual purchase and eliminates operational inefficiencies. Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.

Stop waiting at www.tapingo.com

 

Contact:

Leanne Reis
Phone: 650-307-3575
Email: leanne@tapingo.com

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 some 10,700 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 57,500 7‑Eleven stores in 17 countries. 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

SOURCE: 7-Eleven, Inc.

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7‑Eleven, Inc. launches partnership with Tapingo to provide on-demand delivery of its products to the college market. With a few taps on the Tapingo app, students can now order delivery of 7‑Eleven foods, beverages and other merchandise. College students serve as Tapingo Couriers to deliver Slurpee drinks, fresh foods and other 7‑Eleven proprietary and other popular products to select campuses and nearby neighborhoods.

7‑Eleven, Inc. launches partnership with Tapingo to provide on-demand delivery of its products to the college market. With a few taps on the Tapingo app, students can now order delivery of 7‑Eleven foods, beverages and other merchandise.
College students serve as Tapingo Couriers to deliver Slurpee drinks, fresh foods and other 7‑Eleven proprietary and other popular products to select campuses and nearby neighborhoods.

PayNearMe partnered with 7‑Eleven to introduce the PayNearMe Bill Pay app

Bilingual app is first in PayNearMe’s plans for financial services suite for the underbanked

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and DALLAS, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — PayNearMe, a financial services technology company, has partnered with 7‑Eleven, Inc. to introduce the PayNearMe Bill Pay app, enabling U.S. consumers to pay over 17,000 national and local billers with cash using a convenient barcode scan at participating 7‑Eleven stores. The domestic bill payment service is the first in a line of affordable financial services that the company plans to offer cash-preferring U.S. consumers and extends the reach of PayNearMe’s existing cash merchant processing offering for businesses.

The PayNearMe Bill Pay app serves as a full-service bill payment center, allowing cash users to keep track of payment history, set reminders, and securely pay their bills in under 60 seconds with one trip to their local 7‑Eleven store. Most of 7‑Eleven’s nearly 8,000 U.S. stores are open 24/7, allowing users with even the tightest schedules to easily and conveniently stay on top of their bills.

The wide range of billers that are payable include cable companies, utilities providers and insurance companies, as well as PayNearMe’s existing merchants such as Greyhound bus, and Indego, the city of Philadelphia’s bike share program.

According to the FDIC, 28 percent of U.S. households have limited or no access to bank accounts. The financially underserved and others who simply prefer to use cash can use this app to pay for bills and services without missing work for trips to a payment office, standing in long lines, and/or filling out complicated forms for money orders.

“This PayNearMe Bill Pay app is just the beginning,” said Danny Shader, PayNearMe’s founder and CEO. “Cash users are largely neglected in today’s bank-based digital economy. By building a suite of easy-to-use financial services that are also easy for retailers to provide to their customers, we will make it possible for everyone to benefit from the convenience of digital transactions.”

With money transmitter licenses already secured in all 48 states where they are required, PayNearMe expects to add national and regional retailers to its payment location network in the coming months. Other financial services are expected to follow.

 

PayNearMe Bill Pay for Retailers

For retailers, the PayNearMe Bill Pay app offers a new way to provide additional value to customers, increase in-store traffic and attract new customers. The app’s cloud-based technology gives retailers the ability to implement PayNearMe with minimal change to their existing systems.

7‑Eleven is the first retailer to capitalize on PayNearMe’s technology by partnering with PayNearMe to offer a co-branded app. Called 7‑Eleven Bill Pay Operated by PayNearMe, the app features the same 17,000 national and regional billers as PayNearMe Bill Pay, but is marketed exclusively by 7‑Eleven to its customers.

“7‑Eleven Bill Pay app builds on 7‑Eleven’s portfolio of products and services that are affordable and convenient for financially underserved customers.” said Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy. “This app is one in a series of innovations that will take 7‑Eleven stores from being convenience stores to ‘convenient’ stores.”

 

Download the Apps

Both the PayNearMe Bill Pay and 7‑Eleven Bill Pay Operated by PayNearMe apps are available to download for free in the Google Play store or iTunes App Store. Consumers can begin paying bills in three easy steps:

  1. Create an account and add a bill. A barcode will be generated on the smartphone for each biller.
  2. At the store, show the barcode to the 7‑Eleven cashier and tell them the amount you wish to pay.
  3. Provide the cash for your payment and get a receipt as proof of payment.

A convenience fee applies, depending upon the biller and the size of the payment, but most of the time, it is approximately $1.99 per payment.

Most payments are posted to the account within 4 business days, though many billers post payments the next business day.

“There is a lot of buzz around the potential of digital payments, but you can’t push cash into a smartphone or a computer,” said Shader. “We are digitizing cash transactions to make it easier for consumers to pay, for billers to accept and for retail partners like 7‑Eleven to process.”

For more information about PayNearMe, visit: www.paynearme.com.

 

Additional Resources

To access PayNearMe videos and images, visit: www.paynearme.com/news.

About PayNearMe
PayNearMe is the first technology company to offer consumers an electronic way to pay with cash using their mobile device. The PayNearMe Bill Pay app, available in the Google Play store and iTunes App Store, enables consumers to pay for cable and phone bills, insurance, utilities, rent, loans, and much more with cash. PayNearMe has been helping government agencies and businesses accept cash payments remotely since 2009. The company’s merchants now include Greyhound bus, California Department of Child Support Services and the city of Philadelphia’s bike share program Indego, among others. Consumers can pay bills on their own schedule, in their own neighborhood, in less than one minute at nearly 17,000 retail locations in PayNearMe’s nationwide network, which includes 7‑Eleven and Family Dollar stores. For more information, visit www.PayNearMe.com. 

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 some 10,600 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 57,200 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
972-828-7285
Margaret.chabris@7-11.com

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7‑Eleven’s new Bill Pay App operated by PayNearMe makes paying thousands of bills with cash convenient 24/7

7‑Eleven’s new Bill Pay App operated by PayNearMe makes paying thousands of bills with cash convenient 24/7

7‑Eleven and DoorDash partner to provide on-demand delivery in five major metropolitan markets across US

Dallas, TX and Palo Alto, CA, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ —  7‑Eleven, Inc. and DoorDash today announced a partnership to provide on-demand delivery from participating 7‑Eleven stores in five major metropolitan markets across the US. Customers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago can order products from their local 7‑Eleven stores starting today with delivery service following in Washington, D.C., and Boston in the coming months.

Today’s announcement marks DoorDash’s first partnership outside of restaurant delivery, bringing DoorDash one step closer toward reaching its goal of providing on-demand delivery across all types of local businesses.

The strategic relationship between the two companies will include in-store marketing, local promotions and the availability of “Convenience Packs” or groups of products that make purchasing common items from 7‑Eleven stores more convenient. 7‑Eleven’s expanded product assortment from fresh foods and beverages to household goods offer customers a one-stop shopping experience, which is a compelling value proposition to busy, on-the-go consumers. For a limited period, the delivery service fee is $2.99.

“By working with DoorDash, we can bring on-demand delivery to more people and more places,” said Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of innovation and omnichannel strategy. “This partnership between the world’s largest convenience store chain and a leading on-demand delivery start-up can redefine convenience. DoorDash’s technology, data analytics and commitment to the customer experience impresses us and makes them a great match for 7‑Eleven’s omnichannel initiatives.”

“We’re proud to launch our first expansion beyond restaurants with 7‑Eleven,” said Tony Xu, CEO and co-founder of DoorDash. “7‑Eleven has shown a true commitment to learning the ins and outs of delivery and even went dashing with our team to see DoorDash in action. We’ve worked closely throughout the testing process to ensure that their products — from convenience goods to fresh and prepared foods — are well suited for delivery.”

To get started with 7‑Eleven delivery, download the DoorDash app for iOS or Android app, or visit www.doordash.com.

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 56,600 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. 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; #2 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 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 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.

 

About DoorDash

DoorDash is a Silicon Valley technology company that brings the very best of a city to your doorstep by connecting customers with local businesses. Founded in 2013 in a dorm room at Stanford, DoorDash began with a mission to empower local economies in a connected world. By building the on-demand delivery infrastructure for local cities, we’re bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time.

Contact:
Margaret Chabris
PR Director for 7‑Eleven, Inc.
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

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7‑Eleven launches an on-demand delivery service with tech start-up DoorDash to offer a broad assortment of products in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Chicago. More than 200 7‑Eleven stores are currently participating. 7‑Eleven expects to add more stores and markets in the coming months.

7‑Eleven launches an on-demand delivery service with tech start-up DoorDash to offer a broad assortment of products in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Chicago. More than 200 7‑Eleven stores are currently participating. 7‑Eleven expects to add more stores and markets in the coming months.

Zipcar to place vehicles at 7‑Eleven® stores throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

Vehicles available for reservation at nine locations throughout the district

Washington, D.C., 2015-8-20— /EPR Retail News/ — Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new agreement with 7‑Eleven, Inc. to place a total of 18 Zipcars at nine 7‑Eleven® stores throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. These vehicles are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day at affordable rates which include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day. The arrangement provides Zipcar members with more freedom and choices on where to pick up and return vehicles at convenient locations while they purchase food and essentials for a weekend getaway, a road-trip or to run errands around town.

“Both 7‑Eleven and Zipcar are synonymous with convenience, so placing vehicles at 7‑Eleven stores is a natural fit for us,” said Zipcar D.C. General Manager Scott Hall. “Our members regularly take Zip trips and need to stock up on snacks and supplies before heading out on their next adventure.”

The 18 new Zipcars include a variety of makes and models, such as a VW Golf named “Glisten,” a Nissan Sentra named “Aj” and a Ford Escape named “Calgary.” The vehicles are located in various neighborhoods including Anacostia, Shady Grove, Cheverly and the H Street/Atlas District. The new vehicles located in Deanwood and Huntington will be the first Zipcars offered in these neighborhoods, providing more district residents with access to Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” service.

“7‑Eleven works with established and start-up companies to provide new ways to bring convenient solutions to time-pressed consumers’ everyday needs right in their neighborhoods,” said Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of innovation. “Our partnership with Zipcar will help customers who want easy access to vehicles when, where and for how long they prefer.”

Zipcars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for reservation via the company’s mobile app, through www.zipcar.com or over the phone. For more information on Zipcar in D.C. visit www.zipcar.com/DC.

About Zipcar
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.

Media Contact:

Lindsay Wester
Public Relations Manager, Zipcar
617.336.4749
lwester@zipcar.com

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 56,600 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. 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; #2 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 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 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.

Media Contact:
Margaret Chabris, PR Director, 7‑Eleven, Inc.
972-828-7285
Margaret.chabris@7-11.com

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Zipcar car-sharing network is adding 18 cars to nine Washington, D.C.,-area 7‑Eleven store parking lots. The pilot program aims to provide convenient solutions for time-pressed consumers.

Zipcar car-sharing network is adding 18 cars to nine Washington, D.C.,-area 7‑Eleven store parking lots. The pilot program aims to provide convenient solutions for time-pressed consumers.

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.

7-Eleven® becomes the first retailer to offer Tony Horton Kitchen Foods

7‑Eleven® Powers Up its Fresh Foods Menu as First Retailer to Offer Tony Horton Kitchen Foods

Los Angeles, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — Tony Horton, the master behind the best-selling fitness program, Beachbody™ P90X®, is a man on the go. So when 7‑Eleven, Inc. approached him about co-developing a line of nutritionally balanced foods and cold-pressed juices for its on-the-go customers, he was all for it.

A lineup of sandwiches, salads, wraps and cold-pressed juices sold under the Tony Horton Kitchen (THK) brand makes its debut this week in 104 select 7‑Eleven® stores in the Los Angeles area, Horton’s home base and training ground. Previously, Tony Horton Kitchen foods have only been available through direct home delivery.

“Tony Horton is one of the biggest names in the world of health and fitness,” said Raja Doddala,7‑Eleven’s senior director of Innovation. “His passion for reaching people and improving their quality of life inspired us at 7‑Eleven to offer our guests fresh, upscale selections. Tony has been super to work with as we developed healthy, great-tasting, on-the-go choices. Besides, the Tony Horton Kitchen brand instantly signals that these will fit into a healthy lifestyle.”

Horton worked directly with 7‑Eleven’s Innovation Team, which spent more than a year creating, testing, tasting and refining the recipes for each exclusive item. The goal was to create foods that were nutritious and delicious … and available at very affordable prices. A 16-ounce bottle of THK cold-pressed juice costs $4.99 at participating stores, and prices range from $4.75 to $6.50 for food items that are found in 7‑Eleven stores’ refrigerated, fresh-foods case.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Tony Horton Kitchen and the 7‑Eleven Innovation Team came together to create wholesome, delicious, affordable choices,” Horton said. “These salads, sandwiches, wraps and juices are for customers who are looking for healthier options on the go. I truly believe that this joint venture between THK and 7‑Eleven can be a tipping point to improve America’s health.

“My programs like P90X and now P90 are making it easier for folks to get fit,” Horton added. “These healthy THK options at 7‑Eleven stores will fulfill the other crucial piece of the equation, which is healthy food and juices. Exercise is fitness, and nutritious food IS health!”

THK-branded sandwiches, salads and wraps are made with all-natural ingredients by Fresh Grill of Santa Ana, the FDA- and USDA-certified commissary that prepares other fresh foods for Southern California 7‑Eleven stores, and delivered daily to the participating 7‑Eleven stores in this test. With an average calorie count of 360, they include:

Sandwiches

  • Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Mustard on whole grain sub
  • Stacked Roasted Turkey Breast on whole grain flat bun
  • Salads
  • Spicy Quinoa Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
  • Curried Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Raita Dressing

Wraps

  • Golden Roasted Turkey Breast Wrap with Chipotle Black Bean Hummus
  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus & Vegetables Wrap

Cold-pressed Juices (They do not have special names; the bottle’s front label lists the top four ingredients.)

  • Apple, celery, beet, ginger, parsley, spinach, lemon
  • Apple, coconut water, lime, mint
  • Celery, apple, cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, lime, lemon, wheat grass, clover sprouts
  • Carrot, apple, celery, lemon, beet, spinach, lime, parsley, ginger

Cold-pressed, or high-pressure pasteurized (HPP), juices use pressure rather than heat to make the fresh-squeezed juices shelf-stable, then are sealed to preserve freshness and flavor.

“We’ve heard Tony say, ‘exercise is fitness, food is health,’” said Kelly Buckley, 7‑Eleven’s vice president of fresh food and beverage innovation and manufacturing. “We want to provide healthy, convenient food and beverage options, whether that means a high-protein wrap, a cold-pressed juice or a high-fiber fresh salad. The addition of these nutritionally balanced products gives our guests better and more varied choices. By teaming with Tony Horton Kitchen, we want people to think of 7‑Eleven for healthy options when they are on the go.”

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 more than 10,300 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 53,500 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; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, 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” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and on 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

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7-Eleven® becomes the first retailer to offer Tony Horton Kitchen Foods

7-Eleven® becomes the first retailer to offer Tony Horton Kitchen Foods