7-Eleven awarded Franchisor of the Year award by Franchise Council of Australia
Australian convenience retailer 7-Eleven has been awarded the Franchise Council of Australia’s (FCA) ‘Established Franchisor of the Year’ award in Canberra this week. The company has contributed to the franchising industry, stating that it has ‘been the business model that has driven success for the last 35 years.’
7-Eleven, which opened their first franchised store in 1978, was one of the pioneers of franchised business systems in Australia. Today, more than 2,000 Australian franchisees operate their own small-business under 7-Eleven.
‘We are proud to participate in a program that celebrates excellence in Franchising, and are honoured to have been recognised for the fourth time by the FCA,’ 7-Eleven Chief Executive Officer, Warren Wilmot said.
Mr Wilmot said the business has a large number of long-term Franchisees, some as long as 25 years. He also mentioned many other multi-site franchisees and that 7-Eleven is beginning to see second generation Franchisees join the network.
The FCA award follows a positive year for 7-Eleven, having claimed the 2011 Australian Retailers Association Retailer of the Year Award, as well as winning the 2011 Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Major Retailer Head Office of the Year Award.