7-Eleven opens its first stores in MIMAROPA Region
April 18 was a day full of celebration as 7-Eleven opened in Sabang, Puerto Galera and in the City of Calapan. With the unveiling of the two stores, lots of activities and an exciting promo were prepared especially for the locals of Oriental Mindoro. The event kicked off in Sabang, Puerto Galera with a ribbon cutting and a store blessing ceremony. Distinguished guests Mayor Rockey D. Ilagan of Sabang, Puerto Galera, and Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC) President and CEO, Jose Victor Paterno were in attendance, as well as other officials and partners of 7-Eleven.
The celebration continued in Calapan City later that afternoon, where Calapan City Mayor, Arnan C. Panaligan also graced the grand opening of the 7-Eleven Calapan store.
To make the celebration extra special for the locals of Mindoro, 7-Eleven prepared an exclusive promo, Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup, where local customers can bring their own cup of any size, as long as it fits the cut-out hole present at the store, fill their own cup with Slurpee and pay only P36.
“Opening our first two stores in Sabang, Puerto Galera and Calapan is a special achievement since 7-Eleven is the first convenience retailer to be present in the whole MIMAROPA region,” PSC President Jose Victor Paterno said. “The increasing rate of tourism and commercialization as well as the fast development of the province, especially Calapan, paved the way for our expansion in the Southern area. With this, we look forward to bringing world-class convenience and service not only for the locals of Mindoro but as well as to the tourists who visit this paradise.”
This year, 7-Eleven is looking at opening 10 more stores for the whole region of MIMAROPA. Other than Mindoro, 7-Eleven will also be expanding to other parts of Luzon such as Isabela, Tuguegarao, and Nueva Vizcaya this year. As of March 2018, the leading convenience chain store in the country, 7-Eleven, has a total store network of 2,331, more than 50% of which are franchise stores.