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Connecting To Community

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF 7-Eleven franchisees have a long history of getting involved with our local communities, and we do this through community outreach. To increase our sales and our presence in our local neighborhoods we need to let people know about our stores, and we need to participate in events that do good […]

What Can We Learn From Our Past?

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This saying is attributed to Harvard Philosophy professor George Santayana whose original words were, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s a very simple […]

Store Level Economics – Looking Back and Looking Forward

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF SEI, having placed a figurative gun to the head of thousands of hard-working franchisees, and having succeeded in forcing them to sign an early renewal franchise agreement, cannot escape a close examination of what that agreement will do down the road to store level economics. As Supreme […]

Lawsuit Status

BY PAUL LOBANA, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOA When I signed on as a plaintiff in the National Coalition-backed lawsuit filed in the United States District Court, for the Central District of California, Western Division, back in October 2017, not a single FOA president in the country voted against this lawsuit. Our suit […]

Let’s Make Every Store An NCASEF Member

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF The National Coalition began in 1973 when six store owners got together for a basement meeting in Seattle to talk about 7-Eleven and its problems and opportunities. The company at the time had 3,537 stores, 36 percent of which were franchised. Now, 45 years later, we virtually have written the […]

How Do We Move Forward?

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF When our current President and CEO returned to 7-Eleven 14 years ago to take the helm of the organization, he began a campaign to break down the “silos” that existed within the company. The online Business Dictionary defines a silo mentality as: “A mind-set present in some companies […]

Freedom Of Association

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF One would think that the right of franchisees to freely associate, and to be free from harassment, intimidation and discrimination by reason of membership in or leadership of a  franchisee association would be beyond doubt. But in the aftermath of the dismissal of the misclassification claim brought […]

Franchisee Expenses Are Out of Control

BY AJINDER HANDA, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, GREATER SEATTLE FOA In any business, there are three ways to make money: by increasing sales or gross profit, by decreasing expenses, or by cutting corners. 7-Eleven franchisees are not able to increase sales and GP due to the lack of a sufficient and effective advertising program, or […]

It’s Time to Get Down to Business

BY NICK BHULLAR, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN As we all get ready to go into the new year, I find that there could not be a better time to take a close look at the year we have had and to get inspiration for what we could do better in the new upcoming year. Needless to […]

Town Hall Meetings And The Dilemma Over The 2019 Agreement

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF For 43 years, the National Coalition has intended to be the voice of 7-Eleven franchisees. We have sought to represent the interests of the average franchisee, to be a place for  networking, and a source of information for everyone. Now on the eve of signing the largest and most comprehensive […]