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7-Eleven has announced plans to expand into western AustraliaAUS: 7-Eleven moves into Western Australia

9 April 2014

7-Eleven hopes to grab a slice of the A$270m convenience market in Western Australia after announcing it is set to expand in the region.

US/UK: 7-Eleven plays down UK re-entry talk

25 March 2014

C-store giant 7-Eleven has sought to cool talk it could re-enter the UK after reports the retailer was poised to return to the market.

US: 7-Eleven to shed 72 stores from portfolio

7 February 2014

7-Eleven Inc will sell off 72 of its US convenience stores and gas stations it has confirmed.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

28 October 2013

Unilever confirmed a fall in third-quarter sales this week it had indicated earlier this month; in between times, just-food met CEO Paul Polman in Germany to discuss the company's food business and emerging markets. The interview was published in two parts this week. Elsewhere, Tesco issued some eyebrow-raising stats on waste, Canada's Saputo upped its bid for Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory and Maple Leaf Foods said it weighing up the options for its 90% stake in Canada Bread.

Interview: 7-Eleven's Indonesian operator Modern Putra outlines ambitions

22 October 2013

7-Eleven has built a significant worldwide presence since its inception in 1927 but the Japanese-owned international convenience chain still has its eye on building its presence in key emerging markets. Michelle Russell met Henri Honoris, the head of Modern Putra Indonesia, 7-Eleven's operator in the populous Asian market, to discuss the plans for the chain there.

Talking shop: What's next for a Burkle-led Fresh & Easy?

19 September 2013

Ron Burkle, the US billionaire investor who is to take on the bulk of Tesco's US Fresh & Easy arm, has said he believes the loss-making business gives his Yucaipa fund a base upon which to build. But it is not yet clear what his plans are. Dean Best looks at what could be next.

HONG KONG: Charoen Pokphand "in running for ParknShop"

2 September 2013

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group, the owner of Thai retailer CP All, has reportedly submitted a first-round bid for Hong Kong based supermarket ParknShop.

US: 7-Eleven promises action amid claims of immigrant exploitation

18 June 2013

7-Eleven has insisted it will start an "aggressive" investigation into the hiring policies of its franchisees after store owners and managers were charged over allegations they exploited immigrant staff.

US: 7-Eleven franchisees sue for "falling behind" competition

14 June 2013

Two franchisees of US retail chain 7-Eleven have filed a lawsuit against the convenience store chain for allegedly "failing to keep up with the competition".

US: Billionaire Burkle "in talks to buy Fresh & Easy"

13 June 2013

US billionaire investor Ron Burkle is reportedly in discussions to buy Tesco's US chain Fresh & Easy.

JAPAN/US: 7-Eleven eyes US store expansion plans

5 June 2013

US retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to expand its store network in North America, expansion that may see a doubling of store numbers.

US: Greencore eyes "attractive" US revenue growth

22 May 2013

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore said it sees "attractive" levels of revenue being generated by its US operations as it continues to scale-up the business.

US: Wrigley gum prompts FDA to review caffeine in foods

1 May 2013

The roll-out of Wrigley's caffeine gum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to look again at the impact the ingredient has on health.

US: 7-Eleven to sell 139 US stores

23 April 2013

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to sell around 139 of its stores across the US.

THAILAND: CP All to acquire Siam Makro chain

23 April 2013

Thailand's largest convenience store chain CP All has made a bid for cash-and-carry retailer Siam Makro.

US: 7-Eleven buys more stores in South Carolina

9 April 2013

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has snapped more than 40 stores in South Carolina - its latest deal in the state.

US: Greencore drives US growth with capacity expansion

26 March 2013

Greencore has announced plans to expand production in the US as it looks to step up growth in the market.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

25 February 2013

Last week ended as it started: with a household brand caught up in the horsemeat contamination scandal. On Monday, Nestle said it had pulled Buitoni products in Spain and Italy after positive tests and, on Friday, Birds Eye said it had recalled ready meals across Europe after similar results. Over in the US, leading executives from some of the largest packaged food companies were at CAGNY to discuss their prospects for the year ahead.

CHINA: 7-Eleven to expand in south-west China

22 February 2013

Japan-owned convenience store chain 7-Eleven is to expand in south-west China, starting in regional centres Chongqing and Chengdu.

THAILAND: 7-Eleven franchisee CP All plans expansion

1 February 2013

7-Eveven's franchisee in Thailand has indicated that it plans to open 500-550 stores in the coming year, bringing the number of outlets in the country to more than 7,000.

US: 7-Eleven acquires 143 Speedy Step, Tigermarket stores

4 January 2013

US convenience group 7-Eleven has continued its M&A march with the addition of 143 Speedy Stop and Tigermarket locations from CL Thomas.

US: 7-Eleven snaps up another batch of stores

13 November 2012

US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has acquired more stores, this time adding to its business in North Carolina.

US: Hundreds of 7-Eleven stores still closed after Sandy

2 November 2012

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed hundreds of its stores remain closed after Hurricane Sandy caused havoc in the eastern part of the country.

US: Food sites remain closed after Hurricane Sandy strikes

30 October 2012

Food manufacturers in the US, including Hershey and Nestle, have kept sites closed after Hurricane Sandy hit the east of the country last night.

US: 7-Eleven seals two more acquisitions

15 October 2012

US c-store retailer 7-Eleven has made two more acquisitions, snapping up stores across four states.

US: 7-Eleven buys stores from licensee Prima Marketing

21 August 2012

US c-store giant 7-Eleven has made another acquisition, snapping up stores from licencee Prima Marketing.

UPDATE: US: 7-Eleven's Tetco buy "improves geographic spread"

14 August 2012

7-Eleven's acquisition of Tetco will improve the convenience retailer's geographic profile in western US, the company has told just-food.

US: 7-Eleven acquires Tetco

14 August 2012

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has announced the acquisition of the retail and wholesale assets of Texas firm Tetco for an undisclosed sum.

just the answer - Greencore CFO Alan Williams

28 June 2012

Ireland-based food group Greencore announced yesterday (27 June) it has struck a deal to acquire US sandwich-to-sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son. In this month's just the answer, Greencore CFO Alan Williams tells Katy Askew that while the deal is "relatively small" for the company it remains an important step in the group's long-term growth plans for the US.

US: Greencore acquires sandwich and sushi firm HC Schau

27 June 2012

Irish food group Greencore has acquired US food-to-go manufacturer HC Schau & Son for US$17.3m, plus a further performance related payment of "up to" $2m.

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