7-Eleven Grows Manhattan Footprint

The chain also expands contact-less fuel payment to Baltimore stores.

November 19, 2020

IRVING, Texas—7-Eleven continues to expand its footprint along with ways it can provide convenience to its customers. First on the list of updates are plans for three new stores in Manhattan with a combined space of more than 8,000 square feet, according to Real Estate Weekly.

The Irving, Texas-based retailer has leased three new locations, including a 3,471-square-foot space on Eighth Avenue, 2,800 square feet on Sixth Avenue and 2,800 square feet on Church Street.

“They are leveraging the opportunity to find new locations that in some cases may not have been available to them prior to the pandemic,” said Scott Sher of Katz & Associates, the national leasing agent that helped locate the sites. “7-Eleven realizes that New York City will be back to business as usual in the near future, so they are wisely making moves to ensure their long-term success in what is, in ‘normal’ times, the best retail market in the country.”

In addition to the expansion in the Big Apple, 7-Eleven has expanded its contact-free, fuel loyalty program to include fuel pumps in Baltimore, according to Baltimore.CBSlocal.com.

As NACS Daily reported in June, the contactless technology lets customers pay for fuel with mobile payment options or Siri shortcuts—including voice commands—using the Apple iPhone. As a bonus, app users will receive a discount of 11 cents per gallon on the first seven fill-ups on all fuel grades. After that, they receive a discount of three cents per gallon on all fuel grades (limitations apply). The per-gallon discount automatically shows on the pump display.