09 December 2021
7-Eleven’s continued investment in the Ballarat region sees the company’s fourth store, 7-Eleven Delacombe opening at 315 Glenelg Highway, Smythes Creek on Thursday 9 December.
According to 7-Eleven Regional Victoria Lead, Alex Foley the approximately $4 million investment is providing choice for local residents as well as career opportunities for Ballarat locals.
“Our investment in Ballarat is part of our commitment to providing regional Australians with the same level of choice and convenience available to people across metropolitan areas. We want to deliver an extraordinary offer to our customers,” Mr Foley said.
“There are now approximately 40 people working across our two franchised and two company stores and we are incredibly proud to be providing both local business opportunities for our franchisees, as well as career pathways for team members.”
The recent successful expansion into Ballarat is in fact the company’s second. A small store in Bakery Hill, Ballarat, was the Australian owned and operated company’s first trial of a regional expansion back in 1979.
“While that first trial store back in the 1970’s had the wrong location with parking and access problems, being able to come back to Ballarat and invest in stores that provide convenient locations and services for Ballarat locals to choose from is something we are really excited about.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the community to the new store.”