7-Eleven sees continued growth, despite pandemic, opening six new stores this month.
The convenience chain is celebrating the new openings in Singleton in NSW, Woombye in QLD, Booragoon in WA and Tarneit West, Richmond West and Maidstone in VIC, which together have created 30 new jobs.
The most recent to open, in Maidstone, welcomed its first customers on August 21 and has five new hires among its nine team members. Store manager Guru Borra said he had been inundated with applications from people looking for a new direction due to the pandemic
“We had a lot of people apply to join our team and the quality of the candidates was excellent. Some are joining from other petrol and convenience retailers but there are a few team members who were working in hospitality or other areas. I am really excited to help my team settle into the new store and their new roles as we work together to offer our customers excellent service and value,” he said.
General Manager Retail Operations, Braeden Lord, said the new openings filled gaps in suburban networks and the stores put the chain on track for their average 30 openings per year.
“Woombye, Singleton, Tarneit West and Booragoon are part of our plans to expand our footprint into new suburbs and regional locations. Our recently transformed supply chain capability enables daily fresh replenishment into new communities that are natural geographical extensions from our existing networks. This extended reach is very exciting for us and for customers who have been yearning for our signature offer,” Mr Lord said.
“Our Richmond West and Maidstone stores come to life in convenient high-density locations on the doorstep of well-versed 7-Eleven customers. Sophisticated insights and data capability help us ensure that our store network is future fit for the changing shape of the retail landscape and the evolution of customer habits. Essentially, our insights capability means we identify the right location and build the right product offer that creates a small business, likely franchised, that feeds a healthy local customer demand.” he said.