7-Eleven opens first WA store

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Petrol and convenience store chain, 7-Eleven officially opened its first WA store on 30 October.

The new outlet is situated in the Perth suburb of Fremantle, and it is headed up by franchisee Bilaal Khan and his brother-in-law Kashif Asheem.

The CEO of 7-Eleven, Warren Wilmot believes they are a great fit for the new store. “Bilaal and Kashif are excellent retailers; they run a great store and love making their customers happy.

“They are excited about welcoming the local community into their store in Fremantle,” he said.

The store includes all of the features of a typical 7-Eleven outlet, including:

  • Pour you own Slurpee machines
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which will be available from 26 November
  • Sandwiches
  • Drinks
  • Sweets
  • Snacks
  • A selection of grocery staples such as bread and milk

The pair is pleased to be bringing the 7-Eleven brand to WA. “Kashif and I are very excited about our new store, and also the chance to move closer to some of our family who live in the area,” said Bilaal.  

“We are very happy that 7-Eleven has placed their trust in us to be the first Franchisees to welcome West Australian consumers to 7-Eleven. Kashif and I are looking forward to meeting all our local customers.”  

The chain plans to open another four WA outlets before Christmas, and a total of 75 new sites over the next five years. It is seeking both stand-alone stores and fuel sites in areas with good footfall and customer traffic flow.