7-Eleven Completes Acquisition of Sam's Mart Stores

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has begun closing on its acquisition of 55 Sam's Mart stores in the Carolinas. It has also begun hiring to an additional 120 positions; employees working at the purchased stores have received job offers, the company said.

"We want to provide continuity for the 350 store employees coming to us from Sam's Mart," said Doug Doyle, market manager for 7-Eleven's operation in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. "We also are seeking quality employees to support our stores' food-service programs that will be offered in the future." Job applicants may go to the Careers section of 7-Eleven's website to find a link for "Find North Carolina Jobs."

Potential applicants for the former Sam's Mart stores can also visit the Careers section of 7-Eleven's website and click on a link to "Find North Carolina Jobs."

The company plans to rebrand and remodel two sites to serve as store training locations. Several other Sam's Marts are scheduled for rebranding and renovation starting in March; all 55 stores should be converted by the end of 2012.

The acquisition is part of 7-Eleven's accelerated growth plan, and the company plans to look for more Charlotte-area locations, according to the announcement. Sam's Mart will continue to operate its remaining 91 stores in the Charlotte and Atlanta metro regions.