7-Eleven gathered in Melbourne recently to celebrate its supplier partners at the 2023 ‘Our Partners Our Futures’ event.
The event was an opportunity to share 7-Eleven’s ambition and the strategic focus areas that are going to be a major part of the company achieving its target of a billion customer moments by 2030.
Attending supplier partners heard from 7-Eleven CEO and Managing Director Angus McKay, Executive General Manager – Product, Matt Keogh, Head of Merchandise Rob Kirby, and Head of Food Emma Metcalf-King, before being given the opportunity to experience interactive zones focused on microformats, sustainability, food, and various elements of supply chain and merchandise management.
Keogh says that the event was an opportunity to connect with supplier partners and share more about the opportunities to grow together.
“It was fantastic to get together in person for the first time in a number of years to share our strategy with suppliers. We appreciated them taking time out of their day so that we could bring to life some of the initiatives we believe are going to provide sustainable benefit across our stores, our business, and for our supplier network in the future,” he said.
“The chance to gather together to connect and say thank you for their contribution was also really important to us.”
The event ended with the 2023 7-Eleven Supplier Awards, which saw a range of supplier partners across merchandise and support services recognised for their extraordinary contribution to the 7-Eleven business.
“Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners. They have made a significant contribution to our success over the past year, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate their efforts.
“On behalf of the business and our entire team, I would like to thank all of our supplier partners. We can’t continue to grow, innovate, and provide an offer that makes our customers’ lives easier without their support.”
2023 7-Eleven Supplier Awards Winners:
Supplier of the Year:
Winner: Frucor Suntory
Finalists: Red Bull, Ueshima Coffee Company
Customer Experience Excellence:
Winner: PHD Media
Finalists: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, The Taboo Group
Winner: Our Most Sustainable Coffee Ever – Ueshima Coffee Company, Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand and BioPak
Finalists: Simply Cups Program – Closed Loop, 7-Eleven Hot Chockee – Nestlé
Service Provider of the Year:
Winner: Blue Connections IT
Finalists: BCG, Clifford Signs
Fuel Supplier Excellence:
Winner: Monaro Fuel Haulage
Finalists: Kalibrate, Mobil
Supply Chain Excellence:
Winner: Asahi Lifestyle Beverages
Finalists: Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Sanitarium
Best New 7-Eleven Product Launch:
Winner: 7-Eleven Puff Pastry Bakes from The Outback Pie Co
Finalists: 7-Eleven Smoothies from Fresh Blends Australia, 7-Eleven Sweet Food on the Go from Allied Pinnacle
Account Manager of the Year:
Winner: Stavroula Drakos – Patties Foods
Finalists: Derryk Kane – Sanitarium, Lauren Daniels – Red Bull