Multinational convenience store chain 7-Eleven has expanded its presence in South-East Asia by opening its first Cambodian store.
The store in Phnom Penh offers more than 2,000 products, including Slurpee semi-frozen drinks, 7–Select private brand snacks and local fresh food items.
Located in the city’s Prek Pnov district, the store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
7–Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto said: “It is always exciting to introduce 7‑Eleven to a completely new country of customers experiencing for the first time the convenience, quality, freshness and highest standard of service we offer.
“We now operate in several Asian countries and each one has something unique to offer and teach us about the business in their part of the world.”
Vertically integrated agro-industrial and food businesses operator CP ALL Cambodia will operate the store under a master franchise agreement signed last May.
The company, owned by CP All Public Company, plans to add more stores this year.
CP All Public Company operates more than 12,000 7‑Eleven stores in Thailand.
Mr DePinto said: “CP All is an innovative partner and exceptional 7‑Eleven store operator and I have no doubt that they will continue that tradition in Cambodia.
“We worked closely with them to ensure we offer the right mix of popular 7‑Eleven products from across the globe, as well as our own creations of local favourites.”
Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and licences a total of more than 77,000 stores across 17 countries and regions.
Earlier this month, the company began offering alcohol delivery across the US in partnership with on-demand alcohol delivery service provider Minibar Delivery.
The scheme was initially piloted from around 600 stores in Florida, Texas and Virginia. 7-Eleven plans to roll the service out to more markets later this year.