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NCASEF Chairman Statement On Swipe Fee Reform

Statement from Bruce Maples, Chairman National Coalition of Associations of 7-11 Franchisees   The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, representing nearly 5,000 small businesses across the country, strongly opposes the last minute attempt by the major banks and credit card companies to arbitrarily delay the implementation of interchange fee reform that Congress passed […]

Swipe Fee News Release

  For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Russell Russell Public Communications (520) 232-9840   National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees Urges Congress and the Federal Reserve to Move Forward on Swipe Fee Reform March 7, 2011 (Tucson, AZ) – The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees came out today in support of debit […]

Making the CDC Work For Us

  For quite some time there has been a lot of concern and many questions in the franchise community regarding the CDC flat fee. For instance, franchisees like to know what they are paying for a particular product or SKU, and the flat fee structure made real cost of goods really difficult to discern. Fortunately, […]

Convenience Quick Serve, A New Store Strategy

  At the most recent National Coalition Board of Directors meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, FOA presidents, vice presidents, and vendors had the chance to hear about a new store strategy from SEI Vice President of Merchandising Jesus Delgado Jenkins. The strategy represents a pulling together of resources, and a redefining of food retail […]

The EBT/Food Stamp Benefits Authorization Process

  As many of you are aware, the majority of our customers pay cash or via credit/debit cards for their purchases. However, the number of customers using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—previously known as food stamps—has risen significantly in recent years due to the soft economy and high unemployment rate, and they are as […]

7-Eleven, Wal-Mart And Dollar Stores

  7-Eleven franchisees have seen an explosion of 7-Select products inundate our stores in the past couple of years. These private label products have been propagated across the entire store, leaving no gondola unscathed. To accommodate these new arrivals, 7-Eleven has reduced the number of recommended national brand items. It has been stated that the […]

Good Will Sales-Time To Move On?

  If you are voluntarily considering a good will sale, or if SEI is making that decision for you, there are some things of which you should be aware. If it is just a matter of thinking that operating a 24/7/365 business for 20, 30 or more years is enough coffee and Slurpee under the […]