7-Eleven Canada, Inc.

7-Eleven Canada, Inc.

January 30, 2015 18:19 ET

Slurpee® Drinks Back on Sale by 6pm Friday in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2015) - When the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority issued a precautionary boil water advisory on Tuesday, January 27, 7-Eleven put an immediate stop to the sale of all Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks.

"Safeguarding customer health is a 7-Eleven Canada guiding principal and standard policy. Given the scarce information we had to work with on Tuesday, we immediately stopped serving our Slurpees and fountain beverages in the Winnipeg area until we could be certain that no one was at risk," says Raj Kapoor, VP and General Manager for 7-Eleven Canada Inc.

On Thursday afternoon the boil water advisory was lifted. So today, Friday January 30, 7-Eleven is sanitizing beverage equipment in all Winnipeg outlets. It is expected that by approximately 6:00 p.m., die-hard Slurpee fans can once again enjoy a brightly coloured and refreshing Slurpee drink at all the 7-Eleven outlets in Manitoba.

"It's been incredible to see how just how much the Slurpee was missed over the past few days. In Manitoba Slurpee has become a significant part of everyday culture," says Raj Kapoor. "We thank our loyal customers for understanding our policy of 'safety first' and we thank you for your ongoing support."

Slurpee Capital of the World

For the past 15 consecutive years, Manitoba has worn the crown as the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region.

About 7 Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 10,400 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven has some 54,600 stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. Find out about 7-Eleven Inc. at www.7-eleven.com; find out about 7-Eleven Canada at www.facebook.com/7ElevenCanada.

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