7-Eleven is coming to the upstate where it will rebrand Palms and Hickory Point stores. Point of sales technology goes online this week, stocking trademark merchandise and signage is scheduled to be put in place the next two months, according to Greer area store employees.
Palms stores will close Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. and all day Thursday as the stores will be converted to the 7-Eleven point of sales technology. The re-branding will take at last two months, according to store employees at the Greer area Palms.
Margaret Chabris, a corporate spokeswoman for 7-Eleven declined comment until the company’s owners, Seven & I Holdings, a publicly traded company on the Tokyo stock exchange, approved.
Greer has a Palms at 13195 E. Wade Hampton Blvd., and Taylors has a Palms at 3440 Wade Hampton Blvd. Hickory Point’s closest store is 3301 Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors.
There are more than 20 Hickory Point stores in South Carolina with Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg counties having the most.
There are nearly 50,000 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries, including 10,000 in North America, according to the company’s web site. The company added nearly 5,000 stores to 7-Eleven’s portfolio last year.
QuikTrip, a Tulsa, Okla.-based company, has built 20 convenience stores in the Upstate in the past 18 months. Spinx has renovated or rebuilt most of its stores.