LAS VEGAS — 7-Eleven Inc. held its annual 7-Eleven Experience (7EE) in Las Vegas in February, drawing record attendance of more than 4,500 franchisees, as well as other guests, for a total of more than 8,500 attendees, the company told CSP Daily News.
Here’s a peek at what happened at the 2019 7EE …
1. Digital transformation
During the general session, 7-Eleven executives talked about the progress the chain has made in its “transformation into a customer-obsessed and digitally enabled organization.”
Executives speaking at the event included (from left) Gurmeet Singh, senior vice president, chief digital officer and chief information officer; Jack Stout, senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and demand chain; Joe DePinto, president and CEO; and Chris Tanco, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Others included Brad Williams, senior vice president of acquisitions and integration, and Greg Franks, senior vice president of U.S. operations.
4. Honoring NEW
At the event, 7-Eleven honored Alicia Howell, senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, for joining the board of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) on Jan. 1. She will work to shape the organization's leadership development programs, research and advocacy while creating sustainable changes for women in retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology.
Also, 7-Eleven again donated nearly 47,000 pounds of leftover food and nonfood items from the event to a local Las Vegas food bank.
Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. It is No. 1 in the Top 40 update to CSP’s2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.