In his new role, Rose is responsible for the execution of the company''s strategy at the store level and charting the course for growth and development throughout North America.
Reporting to Rose are field operations, merchandising, gasoline and all operations support departments, which includes national franchise, development (real estate and construction), loss prevention (security and inventory control), maintenance, operations development and procurement.
"I am delighted that Gary will be working side-by-side with me in his new role as COO," said Jim Keyes, 7-Eleven president and CEO. "Gary has a remarkable knowledge of 7-Eleven operations and strategy. He has a keen focus on our business initiatives, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to customer service. Gary has demonstrated the ability to drive continuous, profitable growth and is an invaluable asset to the organization."
Rose, a 36-year veteran of 7-Eleven, joined the company in 1968. His career path at 7-Eleven includes a number of executive-level positions, such as vice president of gasoline and environmental services; vice president of merchandising for non-foods; senior vice president of merchandising and development; and executive vice president of field operations. During his tenure as head of merchandising and operations, 7-Eleven has posted 30 consecutive quarters of same-store sales increases in the U.S.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven, Inc. operates or franchises approximately 5,800 7-Eleven(R) stores in the United States and Canada and licenses approximately 20,600 7-Eleven(R) stores in 17 other countries and territories throughout the world. During 2003, 7-Eleven(R) stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $36 billion. Find out more online at http://www.7-eleven.com/ .