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7-Eleven Hawaii Making Good on Growth Plan

HONOLULU -- 7-Eleven Hawaii Inc.'s store count is on the verge of topping 60 with the opening of two Honolulu locations this year.

According to Pacific Business News (PBN), the convenience stores are expected to open during the first quarter of this year with a 2,640-square-foot store tentatively opening this month and a 2,069-square-foot store opening in March.

Leases are in place for both spaces, and one location is under construction, 7-Eleven Hawaii Inc. President and CEO Greg Hanna told the news outlet.

7-Eleven Hawaii will hire 15 employees for both locations, the CEO said, and the company will have 980 employees statewide.

The retail operator hired CBRE Hawaii in 2012 to help it aggressively grow in Hawaii with goals to double its number of stores and employees in Hawaii to 100 and 1,600, respectively, during the next four years, as PBN previously reported.

If it reaches these goals, 7-Eleven Hawaii will have control of nearly a third of the convenience store chain market in the Islands. 7-Eleven Hawaii is already the state's largest convenience store chain. Its portfolio will number 61 with the two new Honolulu locations.

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