7-Eleven has acquired the White Hen Pantry brand in New England and plans to convert the franchise into 7-Eleven stores, including the North End store on the corner of Hanover St. and N. Bennet St.
This will result in two 7-Eleven chain stores closely located to each other on Commercial Street. An existing 7-Eleven is operating at the corner of Hanover and Commercial Streets.
7-Eleven previously purchased the White Hen Pantry brand in 2006, however, a legacy franchising agreement with New England Pantry of Norwood, MA continued the White Hen franchises in New England. Last week, 7-Eleven acquired New England Pantry which clears the way for the existing 55 White Hen stores to be re-branded as 7-Elevens.
With the acquisition, 7-Eleven will operate 170 franchised stores in the Boston area. The 7-Eleven press release indicated that all White Hen Pantry stores will be remodeled as 7-Eleven stores.