7-Eleven is investing approximately $6m in new stores in Western Australia in 2022.
News of the investment comes with the opening of four new stores, including its first regional store at Busselton, and an outlet at Brabham set to open its doors in the next 10 days.
The convenience chain has invested $5m in recent growth, bringing the total invested in the region to more than $47m since the unveiling of the first store in October 2014.
According to 7-Eleven Area Lead – WA, Nick Maddox, the company’s upcoming investment will deliver a host of new convenience stores across the state.
“We expect to open about seven stores in Western Australia in 2022. We are incredibly excited to open our first regional store at Busselton and will continue to grow our regional network adding a new store at Treendale in early 2022,” he said.
The company’s continued investment opens up job opportunities and accelerated career progression in both metropolitan and regional areas.
“Approximately 45 additional West Australians have joined our team in 2021, and we hope to have about 100 new roles available as our network continues to grow in 2022. The pace of our growth means there’s potential for people who want a career in retail and to accelerate their progression,” Maddox said.”
Finding the right locations in both metropolitan and regional Western Australia hinges on identifying existing and potential high traffic zones.
“We are interested in sites in both established suburbs and growth corridors positioned within reach of our customers along busy commuter routes, immersed within residential precincts along connecting roads, local shopping, and community centres,” Maddox said.
“Our preferred sites provide convenient access for passing traffic and suitable room for vehicle movement and easy customer parking. We’re continuing to work with landlords and developers in Western Australia to secure locations to serve our local communities.”