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7-Eleven Opens First Store in UAE

7-Eleven, the international chain of retail convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its first store in the UAE.

Seven Emirates Investment LLC, a master franchisee of 7‑Eleven, opened for business on 6 October with a ribbon-cutting, VIP attendance and celebratory dinner for suppliers, contractors and other guests.

The new 2,000 square foot store, located at Bay Square, Building #4, near downtown Dubai, carries some 2,500 products that are both typical of 7‑Eleven stores and tailored to that part of the world.

“We worked closely with Seven Emirates and our parent company Seven-Eleven Japan to ensure we are providing the neighborhood with the products they expect from 7‑Eleven as well as fresh foods typically consumed there,” said Chris Tanco, 7‑Eleven executive vice president and head of International. “Guests to this store can find 7‑Eleven favorites like Slurpee and Big Gulp beverages, fresh foods and high-quality, value-priced 7-Select snacks.”

The prepared fresh-daily foods include Arabian, Indian and Asian lunch-box meals, like chicken biryani and rice balls. Also for meal or snack times, the store carries foods such as  samosas, curries and falafel wraps.

Seven Emirates plans to open a second 7‑Eleven store in December in the high-profile Dubai Marina neighborhood.

© 2015 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Ciara Mooney. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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