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FOAs—The Backbone Of The Franchisee Community

By Jay Singh, Chairman, NCASEF 7-Eleven Franchise Owner’s Associations began forming in 1972, when 7-Eleven was in its infancy, and the world was ripe for franchising and for convenience stores in general. All was pretty right with the world, because everyone was making money, testing new ideas and essentially creating a new system as the […]

The Perfect Storm

By Michael Jorgensen, Executive Vice Chairman, NCASEF We are in the middle of a perfect storm. Or, as Thomas Paine wrote in The Crisis, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” This is certainly a very challenging time for our industry, and for our individual businesses. The environment is changing more than ever before, […]

Resolution Of Outlaw Laboratory Claims

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., General Counsel to NCASEF Over the last several months, a large number of franchisees—354 to be exact—have received demand letters from the California-based law firm, Tauler Smith, LLP, stating that it represents Outlaw Laboratory, LP, the manufacturer, distributor and retailer of sexual enhancement products commonly known as Tri-Steel and TriSteel 8 […]

It’s Time to Get Back To Business

By Nick Bhullar, Vice Chairman, NCASEF Purchasing a franchise is in many ways like joining a family. Especially at 7-Eleven, where we get a lot of our services from our franchisor, we’re dependent on each other, and our success is shared. If the brand is successful with a good reputation, guests will react positively and […]

Leadership… When it Really Counts

By Terry Hutchison, Vice President, South Florida FOA We all have a story to tell. In both our personal and professional lives, we have experiences that would provide more than enough opportunity to fill volumes of books. Some of our individual stories might read like a comedy, some would be like a drama and, perhaps […]

Did We Burn The Bridge?

By Nisar Siddiqui, Midwest FOA Vice President The saying “Don’t burn bridges” comes from the idea that if we use a bridge to cross a river and then burn it, we can’t get back over the river if we need to do so in the future. Recently, we all were feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated and we […]

The Remaking Of A Coalition

Jay Singh, Chairman Many franchisees have called the National Coalition office for an update on the independent contractor lawsuit. Here are the details. On October 12, 2017, a 54-page class-action complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, alleging that 7-Eleven, Inc. (SEI) is in violation […]

The Thought Behind The Convention Theme

Michael Jorgensen, Executive Vice Chairman This year’s NCASEF Annual Convention theme is “Franchisees ARE The Brand.” There is no doubt that 7-Eleven is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world with over 66,000 locations in 17 countries. This theme was not designed in any way to detract from the brand, but some […]

7-ElevenNOW Program Amendment – More Questions Than Answers

Eric H. Karp, Esq., General Counsel SEI has rolled out a new 7-ElevenNOW Program Amendment that purports to allow franchisees the opportunity to fulfill orders placed on the 7-ElevenNOW App. The Amendment is in the process of being offered to existing franchisees. It also appears on pages F-129 to F-131 of Exhibit F to SEI’s […]

Unmasking the Elusive SSI and NRI

Nick, Bhullar, Vice Chairman The 7-Eleven franchise process is unique: approximately a 50-50 gross profit split between the franchisor and franchisee. (Actually this can vary to as high as 56-44 depending on the volume of the store). Franchisees own the inventory and hire and manage the employees. 7-Eleven controls the lease on the building, creates […]