7-Eleven has opened its 500th petrol store at Burpengary in Queensland on Thursday. Currently, the convenience store has more than 670 branches across Victoria, NSW, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.
7-Eleven’s general manager Retail Operations, Braeden Lord, said that the Burpengary branch is one of 40 new stores 7-Eleven plans to open before the end of 2017, including 20 in Queensland.
“We are experiencing solid growth in our network with 40 stores opening this calendar year, about half of those in Queensland. We have another approximately 40 stores planned for 2018. The combination of our customer focused convenience offer, quality Mobil brand fuels, and the wonderful team members in our stores, positions us well to continue to grow our network,” Lord said.
“Our customers want choice and convenience, and we will continue to provide it for them. As a business we are investing to develop new products and services, and we also look for opportunities to work with our suppliers to bring new offers and innovations to the channel.
“It’s a real focus for us to not only offer the products and services consumers expect from us today, such as snacks, drinks and quality fuels, but also to be looking to what they might want from us in the future, such as food on the go including healthy options, and in-store services such as parcel lockers and digital products.”
The new Burpengary store offers 7-Eleven Iced Coffee, wherein customers will be able to create their own drink with freshly ground coffee and fresh cold milk, and the new 7-Eleven sushi range.
They also have quality food on the go offer such as handmade sandwiches and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which are delivered fresh every day; hot pastries; sweet treats and fruit; the famous $1 Coffee offer; the iconic Slurpee and Slurpee Zilched and their own brand’s fresh food and convenience range.
“With so many innovation opportunities to explore to provide our customers with more choices, it’s a pretty exciting time to be part of the petrol and convenience industry,” Lord concluded.
Customers will also be able to use 7-Eleven’s fuel app to save up when they fill up with Mobil brand fuels. The fully additised fuels include Supreme Plus 98, Extra 95, Special E10, Special Unleaded 91 and Special Diesel.
Customers will also be able to lock in 7-Eleven’s best local price by using the fuel app and redeem it at any stores Australia-wide within the next 7 days. Approximately 700,000 consumers have downloaded the 7-Eleven Fuel App and in the 18 months since its launch have saved more than $2 million.