Foodservice

Davis Exits 7-Eleven

Former SVP pursuing other opportunities

DALLAS -- CSP Daily News has learned that a senior executive at 7-Eleven Inc. is no longer with the company. Cynthia Davis, senior vice president of merchandising, has left the Dallas-based chain.

A company spokesperson confirmed that Davis is pursuing other opportunities, and that Kevin Elliott was promoted upon her departure to senior vice president for merchandising and logistics.

Davis led 7-Eleven's fresh foods and nonfoods merchandising initiatives, according to the company Web site.

Before [image-nocss] her most recent role, she served as vice president of the demand chain and was responsible for leading the areas of managed distribution/logistics, direct-store delivery, merchandising business systems and the operations/information systems interface. Prior to that, Davis was vice president of the chain's Southwest Division, with responsibilities for more than 780 franchised stores in Southern California. She joined the company in 1978 as a field representative trainee.

In his new position, Elliottas reported yesterday in CSP Daily Newswill 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 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.

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