7-Eleven taking over Kidd Jones convenience stores

7-Eleven taking over Kidd Jones convenience stores
(Source: CNN)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - 7-Eleven is taking over the Tyler-area Kidd Jones franchise.

Chad Kidd, the vice president for Kidd Jones confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

“We want to thank everyone for the loyalty throughout the years,” Kidd stated in the post. “We could not have accomplished what we have done without loyalty from East Texans and without the sheer commitment of our amazing staff. We hope you continue to show your loyalty to the stores, and we know they will earn it.”

Kidd stated all employees will be retained.

Don Buck is the president of retail division for Monfort Companies, the company which bought out Kidd Jones. He said Monfort is a company built on strong family values and Monfort saw the same ethic with Kidd Jones.

“They’re going to let us move in slowly and do it the right way and get everyone onboarded,” Buck said. “We’re going to have six months to do that.”

Buck said every 7-Eleven location will offer eight different Slurpee flavors.

It appears 7-Eleven will be expanding to Whitehouse, as the city has issued a building permit for a convenience store at 802 State Highway 110 North.

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