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Future Retail, 7-Eleven terminate franchise agreement

Deal got terminated over not being able to meet target of opening stories, payment of franchisee fees

Future Retail

Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

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said on Tuesday it terminated a franchise agreement with 7-Eleven Inc to develop and operate the US company's convenience stores in India as it did not meet the targets of opening stores and payment of franchisee fees.

The two decided to mutually terminate the agreement, which was first announced in 2019 stating that would run 7-Eleven's first branded store in India.

Local media had reported earlier last year that the COVID-19 pandemic had stalled the implementation of the franchise agreement.

Future Retail, which operates local retail chains such as Foodhall and Nilgiris, had said in 2019 it planned to both set up new stores under the brand from scratch and to convert some of its existing operations into the U.S. brand.

The termination, however, would have no financial or business impact on Future Retail, the company said in its statement.

7-Eleven, owned by Japan’s Seven & i holding, has 67,000 stores in 17 countries that stay open around the clock.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, October 05 2021. 17:24 IST