By: Greg Lindenberg | September 29, 2023

NCASEF recognizes distributor as a ‘committed and fully engaged’ vendor partner

McLane Co. Inc. has received the Service Provider of the Year award from the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) at the group’s national trade show in Las Vegas. “This remarkable accolade is awarded to the partner exhibiting exceptional and unwavering service to 7-Eleven franchisees, franchise owners associations (FOAs) and the National Coalition in its entirety,” NCASEF said.

The coalition’s board members decided unanimously in favor of McLane, lauding the company as a “committed and fully engaged” vendor partner.

“I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with McLane over the years,” said Sukhi Sandhu, chairman of NCASEF. “Their steadfast dedication and commitment to quality, efficiency and the success of our franchisees has made them an invaluable partner to us. We are proud to present McLane with this well-deserved award, and we look forward to shared success in the years to come.”

McLane has worked with 7-Eleven for 56 years and assists in servicing more than 9,200 7-Eleven locations spanning 38 states, NCASEF said. McLane completes nearly one million deliveries to 7-Elevens each year, carrying a wide range of products, from cold beverages, food and candy to health and beauty essentials.

“We are honored to receive this award and excited to continue growing our partnership with such an exceptional retailer,” said Vito Maurici, McLane’s customer experience officer. “Our trusted partnership with 7-Eleven is something we’re incredibly proud of at McLane. Our amazing team works hard to bring the best in service, quality, efficiency and customer care, and we thank our teammates who consistently go above and beyond to ensure our partners’ success.”

Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses more than 13,000 7-Eleven convenience stores in the United States and Canada. In addition, it operates and franchises SpeedwayStripesLaredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits locations. The company is No. 1 on CSP’s2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

NCASEF represents more than 7,400 7-Eleven franchised convenience stores in the United States. Founded in 1973, the Universal City, Texas-based coalition is made up of 41 separate independent franchise owner associations with more than 4,400 7-Eleven operators as members.

Founded in 1894, McLane is one of the largest distributors in America, serving convenience stores, mass merchants and chain restaurants. With headquarters in Temple, Texas, McLane has more than 80 distribution centers across the country, employs more than 25,000 teammates, and delivers to nearly every zip code in the United States. McLane is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, Nebraska.

Source: CSP