CHARLOTTE, NC (Charlotte Chamber Economic Development) - 7-Eleven, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has commenced closing on the acquisition of 55 Sam's Mart stores from Sam's Mart LLC. The company has begun hiring to fill 120 store positions.
7-Eleven has made job offers to personnel working at the stores the company is acquiring. Pay and benefits will be comparable with what they had at Sam's Mart.
"We want to provide continuity for the 350 store employees coming to us from Sam's Mart," said Doug Doyle, North Carolina native and the new market manager for 7-Eleven's operation in the greater Charlotte area.
"We also are seeking quality employees to support our stores' food-service programs that will be offered in the future."
Job applicants may go to the Careers section of 7-Eleven's website to find a link for "Find North Carolina Jobs."
7-Eleven plans to convert the 55 Sam's Mart stores to 7-Eleven branded stores by the end of 2012. 7-Eleven will first re-brand and remodel two sites to serve as store training locations. Several former Sam's Mart stores are planned for rebranding and renovation starting in March.
This acquisition is part of the convenience retailer's accelerated growth plan. The company is committed to growing in the Charlotte area and looking for new locations nearby.
Sam's Mart LLC will continue to operate 91 stores in the Charlotte and Atlanta metro areas and retain its office personnel, with the exception of several operations management staffers that 7-Eleven is hiring.