7-Eleven Expands Delivery to Beaches, Parks, Hot Spots. Slupees, All the Way Around.

Craving a Slurpee from 7-Eleven but you're stuck in the park?Not to worry: The convenience-store chain is launching a service that lets customers order everything from its famed frozen drink to a battery charger and have it delivered to a public place like a park or a beach.The retailer told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 7-Eleven "hot spots" including New York's Central Park and Venice Beach in Los Angeles will be working starting Monday. Customers need to download 7-Eleven's 7NOW app and select "Show 7NOW Pins" to find a hot spot near them.The chain foresees eventually having 200,000 hot spot locations, said to Gurmeet Singh, 7-Eleven's executive vice president and chief digital information and marketing officer.The strategy follows a similar service run by Domino's that lets customers order pizza and other items on its menu and have them delivered to more than 150,000 public locations.The 7-Eleven's delivery service is the latest move ramping up convenience for its shoppers who are shifting more of their buying online.  Continue reading...

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