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July 13, 2007 | General

Edmonton — 7-Eleven Canada today announced plans for the company’s first-ever, combined convenience store and gas bar at an airport. Opening in July 2002, the new store is expected to meet the needs of more than 3,500 employees and four million travelers at Edmonton International Airport.

“Our new Airport store will have quick access from three routes and be one of 7-Eleven Canada’s largest gas bar-convenience stores with 12 fuelling stations,” said David Huey, Senior Vice President, 7-Eleven Canada, Inc. “This new 3000-square-foot store will offer the ultimate in convenience for customers.”

“The addition of 7-Eleven is part of our commitment to bring together a world-leading retailer and service organization to Edmonton International Airport,” said Scott Clements, President and CEO, Edmonton Airports.

The new 7-Eleven airport store will feature the familiar 24-hour convenience and name brands such as Slurpee® beverages and self-service coffee bar featuring a wide selection of fresh brewed coffee, flavoured coffees, cappuccino and the new dark roast Café Cooler frozen coffee beverage. The in-store deli will serve fresh daily-delivered sandwiches, bakery products and, like each Edmonton 7-Eleven store, receives fresh every day delivery of all dairy and fresh food products. A large selection of more than 850 magazines will also appeal to business and holiday travelers.

“We expect our new store will be popular with airport employees because they’ll find the same low prices featured at our 498 other stores in Canada,” added Huey.
According to Dale Shaw, 7-Eleven Northern Alberta Market Manager, sixteen new staff will be hired to operate the Airport Way store.

7-Eleven, Inc.® is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven, Inc.® operates or franchises more than 5,300 7-Eleven stores in the United States, plus 495+ in Canada (7-Eleven Canada, Inc.® headquarters are located in Burnaby, B.C.). 7-Eleven, Inc.® licenses approximately 17,000 7-Eleven stores in 17 other countries and territories throughout the world. During 2001, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $31 billion. Find out more online at www.7-eleven.com.