The first 7-Eleven store on the New South Wales and Victorian border has opened in Wodonga as part of an estimated $4 million investment in the region.

City of Wodonga Mayor Kev Poulton joined the 7-Eleven team to formally open the first of what is expected to be around three stores on the border.

7-Eleven Wodonga was opened with a local team of 14 at 4353 Anzac Parade. Wodonga local Nikki Stopps is leading the team as Store Manager, supported by Assistant Store Manager Amy Dosser (both pictured).

“Being able to offer a brand-new store to our local customers is exciting. The range we are going to offer is something new for the border, and we’re aiming to provide brilliant service to the community. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the new store,” Stopps said.

The store will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing 7-Eleven’s full fresh food, convenience, and Mobil fuel offer.

It will feature a full range of food and convenience options including 7-Eleven’s handmade sandwiches, wraps and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, as well as 7-Eleven’s $1 freshly ground coffee, and Slurpees, including Slurpee Low Sugar options.

Border border locals will be able to use the My 7-Eleven App Fuel Price Lock feature, which allows drivers to lock in the cheapest fuel price available at the five closest 7-Eleven stores, and redeem it anytime in the next seven days at any 7-Eleven fuel store.

The fuel price lock feature helped Australians save more than $34 million dollars from 1 October 2020 to 1 October 2021. Drivers saved an average of $7.69 per fill, an average of 20 cents per litre by using the fuel price lock.

As a bonus the app also has loyalty rewards, offers and discounts, and can be linked to Velocity Frequent Flyer rewards to earn Points.

Alex Foley, Regional Victoria Lead, 7-Eleven Australia, said the store is designed provide customers additional convenient services.

“The services in the new store include 7-Eleven ParcelMate. This service allows customers to send parcels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 7-Eleven ParcelMate’s service provides customers with convenient, reliable, good value options to post parcels in Australia,” Foley said.

7-Eleven’s planned growth on the border means there will be more opportunities for locals to join the Australian owned and operated family business, with more than 10 ongoing jobs available in each store.

“Our investment in providing regional Australians with the same convenience and choice as those in metropolitan areas means that people have the chance to build their skills and grow their careers with us as we accelerate our growth,” said Foley.

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