CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995
The 7-Eleven mini-market that opened in Montebello Wednesday looks a lot like other 7-Eleven stores in the area: The "Slurpee" soda machines are in place, and the aisles are stocked with the latest snacks. But unlike many other markets, this shop is not being operated by a for-profit franchisee.
April 19, 1994 |
The parent of 7-Eleven Stores disclosed Monday that it is not terminating franchise agreements with four of eight store operators it had accused of price gouging after the Northridge earthquake. In January, Southland Corp. announced plans to cancel agreements with eight franchisees to send a signal that 7-Eleven "does not tolerate or condone" price gouging. The company's action came amid widespread complaints about gouging and was praised by lawmakers.
January 30, 1994
Kudos to the Dallas-based Southland Corp. for terminating franchise agreements with eight 7-Eleven stores charged with price-gouging in the wake of the Northridge earthquake ("7-Eleven Cutting Franchises Over Price Gouging," Jan. 22). I'm delighted that Southland has demonstrated that corporate responsibility and integrity are as important as corporate profits. In addition, those contractors, plumbers, electricians and other business people who came through in the clutch--and charged their regular prices--also deserve our applause.
January 22, 1994 |
The parent of 7-Eleven Stores said Friday that it is terminating franchise agreements with operators of eight San Fernando Valley stores for overcharging victims of Monday's devastating quake. Dallas-based Southland Corp. said employees, which the chain sent out as undercover shoppers, were charged inflated prices for food, water, batteries and cigarettes at the stores.
August 30, 1993 |
7-Eleven Owners Sue Parent: The group of franchise owners, frustrated by late-night robberies, has filed a $100-million lawsuit over a policy that penalizes them for closing at night. The 5,900-store chain is owned by Southland Corp. of Dallas. The only way a franchise can avoid the 24-hour schedule mandated by Southland is to pay a penalty representing 6% of the store's gross profit, said John Wells, the attorney representing more than 100 owners.
April 7, 1993 |
Leaders of the crews working to restore New York's World Trade Center after the Feb. 26 bombing say they are making some important changes in safety and security systems, joining other industries that have learned costly lessons from such disasters as a high-rise fire and a mass murder at a fast food restaurant. "Everything's on the table right now," says Mark Marchese, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the building complex.