Popular convenience store 7-Eleven recently agreed to a buy out that will allow the company to begin rebranding 28 stores in the Western United States. 7-Eleven bought out Pacific Convenience & Fuels, which owns convenience store locations in states including California, Oregon, Washington and California. The company hopes to complete rebranding and remodeling efforts by the end of 2012. Barring a pre-employment screening
, 7-Eleven will offer positions to former PC&F employees as long as they continue to display "satisfactory performance." "This is a strategic acquisition for us, increasing our store footprint in several of our most successful markets," said Sean Duffy, 7-Eleven vice president of mergers and acquisitions. "Year to date, 7-Eleven has added more than 400 new locations, and 2011 promises to be 7-Eleven's biggest year for store growth since 1986." Approximately 15 of the stores will only require interior and imaging changes, which the company hopes to complete by the end of the year. The remainder - including two unused parcels of land - will be subject to more extensive remodeling. The Press Democrat reports that all acquired stores will continue to feature Conoco-Phillips/76 gasoline brands.