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Immigration Agents Raid 7-Eleven Stores amid Conflict between Franchisor and Franchisees

While immigration enforcement agents descended on 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country early last Wednesday morning, showing Homeland Security police keeping customers at bay while arresting undocumented workers, 7-Eleven corporate headquarters seemed to have little response to the public relations nightmare.

Just One of Australian Franchising's Dirty Little Secrets

Not many Australians have heard of Retail Food Group, however, in the world of Australian franchising it has a huge reputation as a leading scavenger of small to medium brands, mostly struggling, and today having twelve brands under its umbrella with aspirations to go global.

Kix Mobile Announces “No Fee” Area Development and New Startup Package for Franchisees

The initiatives will save hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kix Mobile franchisees on territory and new store development!

China Wants Out of Gas and Diesel Cars

American car manufacturers are getting international push to become electric. The world’s largest automotive market, China, wants manufacturers to know that gas and diesel cars will soon not be welcome.

Almost 30 Hurricane Irma Looters Arrested So Far

Looters taking advantage of shuttered stores during Hurricane Irma raided local sports stores, pawn shops, a Sprint store and a Wal-Mart. A number of them were caught red-handed on camera and the videos were later made public. Nearly 30 arrests have been made so far.

Phone Industry Disruptor Brand Kix Mobile Opens First Store in Chicago Area

The first of dozens of stores planned for the Chicago area - the new store in Elmhurst, IL provides buy, sell, and trade on quality Certified Pre-Owned unlocked phones and Xchange-Repai

Rent-A-Center Store Sales Plummet in Fourth Quarter 2016

Rent-A-CenterTexas-based franchisor Rent-A-Center Inc. [NASDAQ:RCII] announced Wednesday that same-store sales are estimated to have dropped by 14 percent in its core U.S. stores for the fourth quarter that ended December 31, 2016.

New 7-Eleven President Scheduled to Unveil Strategic Plan for Struggling Chain

TOKYO – When 7-Eleven's new president stepped into office May 26, he promised a turnaround proposal for the stumbling convenience store chain within 100 days. Now, entering his 115th day with Seven & i Holdings Co., and stock plunging 22 percent this year, Ryuichi Isaka plans to unveil the long-awaited strategic growth plan on October 6, with the firm's second quarter earnings statement.

WSJ Reports Couche-Tard Nears Deal to Acquire CST

Retail conglomerate Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a Canadian holding company and franchisor of convenience store brands such as Circle K, is the likely winner of an auction deal to acquire c-store chain CST Brands Inc. CST is a spin-off of Valero Energy Corp., which goes mainly under its Corner Store brand of nearly 1,000 stores in the southwestern U.S., New York and eastern Canada.

7-Eleven Heats Up Slurpee's 50th Anniversary through Technology

Branding foodservice is nothing new at 7-Eleven, home of one of the world’s favorite drinks, the Slurpee, which turns 50 this year.  7-Eleven Inc. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Slurpee this summer by giving away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpees. On July 11, Free Slurpee Day, participating 7-Eleven stores will offer the free drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.