7-Eleven set to enter UK convenience market

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Global convenience chain 7-Eleven is poised to re-enter the UK market, the company’s head of international Chris Tanco revealed today (Tuesday).

Speaking at the ACS Summit in Birmingham, Tanco said the company was currently carrying out feasibility studies into opening stores in the UK.

“We would like to get in before the market takes off economically because that would be the best time,” he said. “We are most interested in the German and UK markets.”

The company would be interested in attracting “entrepreneurial retailers who know their customers well” to the franchise model, Tanco added.

Questioned on whether there was room for another player in what is an increasingly competitive marketplace, he said 7-Eleven had always “done well in highly competitive markets”.

“7-Eleven was very successful when we had stores in London about 15 years ago,” said Tanco, who is also the group’s executive vice president.

7-Eleven currently has 52,000 stores in 16 countries, with ambitions for 80,000 stores by 2020.

Readers' comments (10)

  • How long until the implosion happens, where the market becomes completely saturated?
    No doubt they know their stuff, I've been in many around the world, but I'm concerned that they do somewhat dominate small areas - look up Chiang Mai in Thailand for example, they've pretty much got that sewn up!

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  • Should this headline not read "set to re-enter UK convenience market.

    Am I really so old that I am the only one to remember them being here back in the 1980s?

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  • I must be old also.
    I installed refrigeration for them in the eighties.
    Please contact me for all things chilled and frozen.
    We also install air conditioning.
    Just contact me for help and advice.

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  • I too remember 7-Eleven before they parted company as a failed project but may things have changed, the market has moved on. Good luck to them. Implosion will happen, the big boys will eat the little guys and than start cannibalising each other. There is only room for so many...

    I am also, a bit puzzled by the some of the blogs. Is this a forum inviting genuine comments or an advertising board ? lol lol

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  • As a traveller i have come across 7-elevens regularly, especially in Thailand. I don't shop there often but they are a cheap place to go if you want an ice cream, fancy some drinks and munchies and do have some good offers at times. However, as my main experience of this franchise is from Thailand, first thing i'll do when i walk into a UK shop is compare the prices... then walk right back out again.

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  • Where can I get a Seven Eleven umbrella?

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  • What's the situation with the re-entry? I can't wait for a new 7 Eleven, to get my umbrella

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  • I hope they will have something different
    to offer this time, as back in the 80s
    i used there store in Broxbourne once
    and was not impressed !

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  • I loved working at 7-eleven, Aldershot, in the late 80's!

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  • Hope 7/11 still have plans to enter the Uk market because we really need a decent ready food store that allows for eating on location with a decent range of meals and meal types. What wee have now in the Uk is pretty poor both in terms of food and food options.
    Come on 7-Eleven bring me delicious foods

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