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Talking shop: What's next for Fresh & Easy?

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 busi...

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Interview: 7-Eleven Indonesia partner Modern Putra

Michelle Russell | 22 Oct 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.


just the answer - Greencore CFO Alan Williams

Katy Askew | 28 Jun 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.

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7-Eleven launches premium private-label lines

Katy Askew | 26 Jun 2015

7-Eleven is adding two premium lines – 7-SelectGO!Yum and 7-SelectGO!Smart – to its private label 7-Select brand in the US.


7-Eleven launches PL "better-for-you" snack bars

Katy Askew | 14 Jan 2015

US convenience retailer 7-Eleven has expanded its private label range with the launch of a line of "better-for-you" snack products, 7-Select GO!Smart.


7-Eleven Indonesia partner reveals expansion plans

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Apr 2014

The operator of 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia has confirmed plans to open up to 2,500 stores in and around Jakarta over the next 10 years.


7-Eleven moves into Western Australia

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Apr 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.


7-Eleven plays down UK re-entry talk

Dean Best | 25 Mar 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.


7-Eleven to shed 72 stores from portfolio

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Feb 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

Dean Best | 28 Oct 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.


Charoen Pokphand "in running for ParknShop"

Katy Askew | 2 Sep 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.


7-Eleven promises action amid exploitation claims

Katy Askew | 18 Jun 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.


7-Eleven franchisees sue for "falling behind"

Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 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".


Billionaire Burkle "in talks to buy Fresh & Easy"

Dean Best | 13 Jun 2013

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


7-Eleven eyes US store expansion plans

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 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.


Greencore eyes "attractive" US revenue growth

Michelle Russell | 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.


Wrigley gum prompts FDA to review caffeine in food

Dean Best | 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.


7-Eleven to sell 139 US stores

Michelle Russell | 23 Apr 2013

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


Thai retailer CP All to buy local peer Siam Makro

Michelle Russell | 23 Apr 2013

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


7-Eleven buys more stores in South Carolina

Dean Best | 9 Apr 2013

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


Greencore drives US growth with capacity expansion

Katy Askew | 26 Mar 2013

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


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

Dean Best | 25 Feb 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.


7-Eleven to expand in south-west China

Wang Fangqing | 22 Feb 2013

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


7-Eleven franchisee CP All plans expansion

Katy Askew | 1 Feb 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.


7-Eleven acquires 143 Texas stores

Katy Askew | 4 Jan 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.


7-Eleven snaps up another batch of stores

Dean Best | 13 Nov 2012

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


Hundreds of 7-Eleven stores closed after Sandy

Dean Best | 2 Nov 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.


Food sites stay closed after Hurricane Sandy hits

Dean Best | 30 Oct 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.


7-Eleven seals two more acquisitions

Dean Best | 15 Oct 2012

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


7-Eleven buys stores from licensee Prima Marketing

Dean Best | 21 Aug 2012

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

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