DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tick, tick, tick. As the holiday countdown continues, 7‑Eleven® stores become last-minute shopping headquarters and emergency stops for gifts, groceries and more. Even better, shoppers can check things off their list while completing a morning coffee run, or while fueling their cars.
"7-Eleven offers convenience, and that is especially important during the hectic holiday season when time is short and to-do lists are long," said Jack Stout, 7-Eleven vice president of merchandising. "With most stores open 24/7 every day including Christmas day, we stand ready to fulfill almost any spur-of-the-moment or unexpected need."
Here are a few convenient 7-Eleven solutions to help shoppers wrap things up. Selections vary by store.
- Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Forget something? Sometimes it's easy to forget the basics like milk and bread when worrying about all the big things to buy. In addition to its daily grocery selection, 7-Eleven orders up a special inventory of holiday food items.
Family get-togethers can be a trip – a trip to 7-Eleven to grab a bottle of wine or 12-pack of beer. December is the top-selling wine month of the year. 7-Eleven offers beer and wines (champagne too!) for everyone – value-priced, top-selling premium and local favorites.
The holiday season is party season. With 7-Eleven nearby, it's easy to create an instant party with hot pizza and wings, snacks, dips, chips and beverages (see above).
- Santa's Workshop or 7-Eleven?
Instead of dashing from store to store, 7-Eleven stores are stocked with easy-to-purchase gifts, saving consumers' time for other holiday festivities.
Gifts for all ages span from popular toys, like camera-drones and remote-control dinosaurs, to electronic smartphone accessories, and even to a variety of toys for pets. Customers will find stuffing stockings at 7-Eleven is easy with a range of gift cards (Vanilla Visa, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, PlayStation, Xbox and more), Slurpee coupons, lottery tickets and candy.
- Energy Boosts and Entertainment
There may be nothing sadder than the words "Batteries not Included" on Christmas morning. Good news, 7-Eleven stores carry batteries of all sizes. Smartphone chargers and earbuds for a variety of devices are also available for those who left theirs at home or on the plane. And if everyone is tired of the go-go holiday bustle, spend an cozy evening at home after stopping by a 7-Eleven store for a Redbox movie, favorite beverages, 7-Select® popcorn and logs for the fire.
- Delivery Made Easy
When the house is full of guests but low on snacks, drinks and other necessities, delivery can save the day (or night). Enter Postmates, an on-demand delivery app that can deliver products in an hour or less. If 7-Eleven has it, Postmates can deliver it direct to the door, even hot coffee and ice cold Slurpee® drinks. In participating markets.
For added convenience and safekeeping, online shoppers can have packages delivered direct to secured Amazon and UPS lockers at select 7-Eleven stores. Look for 7-Eleven locker locations on Amazon and UPS websites for quick and safe pick-up 24/7.
"Our product selection has expanded to offer even more of the items people need during the holidays and every day of the year," Stout said. "At 7-Eleven, there are no mall crowds, you can park close, and we're open all day and night. The holidays are definitely an 'Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven' time of year."
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 61,000 stores in 17 countries, including 10,700 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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