By Karen Bao
Best known for its Slurpee frozen slush drinks and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, 7-Eleven is set to open its first West Australian store in Fremantle at the end of the month.
After 32 years in the market, this is the first time the company has ventured to the west coast.
A spokeswoman said because of WA’s economic and population growth plus a strong demand for a 24/7 convenience store, the company was able to expand west.
“7-Eleven will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year for our customers’ convenience,” she said.
“We offer fresh food including hand-made sandwiches, salads, hot pastries and sweet treats. One of the things that make us different is that our market leasing supply chain delivers fresh food into the store.”
Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Slurpee Frozen slush drink lovers are already rejoicing as the opening of a 7-Eleven store in Fremantle is just around the corner.
“I can’t wait for the store to open and grab all the Krispy Kreme doughnuts,” said Zulaikha Zulkifli, an international student from Murdoch University.
“Finally a 24 hours convenience store in Perth, although is it a bit far from Murdoch but I’m willing to travel all the way to Fremantle just to get my Slurpee slush drinks,” said Alvin Lai, a Murdoch University student.
According to a media release from 7-Eleven, they are planning to open 11 stores in WA next year and aim to open 75 stores across Western Australia in the next five years, including stores in Subiaco and Perth CBD.
There are approximately 600 7-Eleven stores across Australia’s eastern states and more than 53,500 stores in 18 countries.