7-Eleven Promotes Elliott to SVP of Merchandising, Logistics

Will help expand fresh foods

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has named Kevin Elliott as senior vice president for merchandising and logistics. He will report to Masa Asakura, the company's executive vice present and COO.

Elliott, 41, has 19 years of experience in merchandising, inventory management, supply chain, logistics and procurement. He assumes responsibility for the company's category management, fresh foods and logistics including its network of 24 combined distribution centers in North America.

He most recently served for three years as Dallas-based 7-Eleven's [image-nocss] vice president of merchandising for nonfoods, beverages, services and processed foods. He joined 7-Eleven in 2001 as director of wholesale operation and served the company in category management and procurement roles.

Kevin brings extensive experience in merchandising and logistics that will help achieve our goals of expanding our fresh foods program and offering a compelling assortment of products to meet consumers' ever-changing needs, said Asakura. Getting the right product assortment at each 7-Eleven store is what differentiates 7-Eleven in the convenience retail industry. Merchandising and logistics play a critical role in satisfying our customers and supporting store operations.

Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO, added, Kevin's solid skills, leadership and enthusiasm for 7-Eleven's business will enhance the alignment among the disciplines reporting to him and ultimately better serve the customer.

Before joining 7-Eleven, Elliott held executive-level merchandising and procurement positions at The Webvan Group and Fleming Cos. Inc.

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