DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport celebrated the opening of the first post-security airport 7-Eleven location by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and honoring Veterans Day with 7-Eleven community donations to Texas Christian University (TCU) Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and Dallas Fort Worth United Service Organizations (USO) chapters.
Located in the newly renovated Terminal A near gate A25, this 7-Eleven store is a partnership between Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail and 7-Eleven. The donation of $711 to TCU ROTC came from the 7-Eleven Project A Game, where franchisees and corporate store managers identify a local school with a specific need. The DFW USO chapter also benefited from Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail with the same amount. The donation at the grand opening ceremony highlighted the commitment 7-Eleven and Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail has to community service.
"The opening of the first 7-Eleven at Terminal A inside security at a U.S. Airport sets DFW Airport apart from other airports," said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW. "This is another opportunity to cater to our customers from around the world familiar with the 7-Eleven brand and deliver a customer experience only found at DFW. We are proud to have a local Texas brand at our airport to serve the more than 63 million passengers we have each year."
7-Eleven created an exclusive, value-priced "snack pack" for DFW Airport for the traveler, only available at this store.
This 1,320-square-foot store caters to passengers and airport employees, and features a contemporary design that embraces the recently renovated terminal's aesthetics.
Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail currently operates 32 stores in DFW Airport, including travel essential and specialty retail concepts. The company will open a second 7-Eleven store in the airport in 2016 and was recently awarded two significant food and beverage contracts featuring Texas culinary legend Kent Rathbun.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 63 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 149 domestic and 57 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $3.2 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $32 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For current information about DFW International Airport, visit the DFW Airport web site, download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for mobile devices, or follow DFW on social media.
About Paradies Lagardère:
Paradies Lagardère is the North American Division of Lagardère Travel Retail, a world leader in travel retail, and food and beverage concessions with operations in more than 30 countries and 217 airports throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific. With more than 4,100 airport stores and restaurants, it runs the largest international network of duty free and luxury, travel essentials and foodservice stores and restaurants. Named Best Airport Retailer for 20 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, Paradies Lagardère is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with an office in Toronto, Ontario.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.:
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises or licenses some 10,700 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are nearly 57,400 7‑Eleven stores in 17 countries. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #1 on Entrepreneur magazine's 2014 Top Global Franchise list; #5 on Franchise Direct 2015 Top 100 Global Franchises list; #10 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2015, and named Best of the Best in the Convenience Store Channel by Entrepreneur magazine in May 2015. The company is #2 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises for the Buck in 2015. 7‑Eleven is ranked first on the Convenience Store News Top 100 list in 2014. 7‑Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2015 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. 7‑Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.
SOURCE DFW International Airport