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Former Mother Hubbard's Exec Has Joined 7-Eleven

Delgado-Jenkins serving as senior vice president of merchandising, logistics
DALLAS -- Jesus H. Delgado-Jenkins was recently named senior vice president of merchandising and logistics for 7-Eleven Inc., the company has announced.In this role, he is responsible for the company's merchandising operations, category management, new-product introduction, new-category and profit-center development, store sets and merchandise communications, fresh foods and commissaries, as well as the combined distribution centers that serve 7-Eleven's stores.

He brings to the Dallas-based retailer a wealth of leadership and convenience store expertise from a variety of [image-nocss] senior management positions. Most recently, Delgado-Jenkins was president and CEO of Chicago-based JNI LLC, a c-store acquisition company.
"Jesus brings a wealth of experience to 7-Eleven," president and CEO Joe DePinto said. "He will lead two critical areas of our business, and will provide strong thought leadership with a keen focus on store implementation. The addition of Jesus to our team positions us well to advance our strategic priorities and strengthen our brand."Prior to JNI, he served as the CFO and deputy COO for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Delgado-Jenkins gained his c-store and retail experience through his leadership roles that included principal consultant for the New York City-based PriceWaterhouse Strategy Consulting Group, where he focused on demand-chain optimization for c-stores and consumer packaged goods companies; and as the managing director of Chicago-based Bourbon Street Partners, where he worked on a significant number of c-store acquisition projects.

Prior to Bourbon Street Partners, Delgado-Jenkins served as a vice president operations and merchandising support services for Chicago-based Dominick's Finer Foods Inc., a $2.6 billion grocery and drug retailer, where he managed new and remodel store merchandising with more than 80 product categories and 60,000 items, retail operations and labor for 20,000 employees and 120 stores. As part of the executive team, he assisted with the chain's turnaround, initial public offering in 1996 and subsequent sale to Safeway Inc. in 1998.

Delgado-Jenkins was alsoan owner of 16 Mother Hubbard's Cupboard c-stores in Illinois and Iowa purchased by 7-Eleven from Rock Island, Ill.-based MHC Convenience LLC in February 2010. (Click here for previous CSP Daily News coverage.)7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses close to 38,500 stores in 16 countries. During 2009, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $58.9 billion.


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