VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ -- Busy Canadians who are looking for healthier options on-the-go can now benefit from improved calorie labeling in 7-Eleven® stores across Canada. Calorie counts are now on price tags and menu boards for non-packaged food and beverage products, including hot and cold beverages, crispy chicken, hot foods, and fresh bakery products.
7-Eleven Canada was quick off the mark voluntarily posting calorie labels nation-wide on September 1, 2016. The introduction of Canada-wide calorie labels coincides with the lead-up to Ontario's new menu labelling requirements in the New Year. 7-Eleven Canada chose to move with early implementation and extend this nutritional information to its customers across the country.
"7-Eleven Canada is committed to providing our customers with the information they need to make more informed choices," says Raj Kapoor, vice president and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada. "We're proud to take a leadership role to be among the first retailers to implement calorie menu labeling in Canada."
7-Eleven Canada has gone above and beyond Ontario's menu labeling regulations, having also posted a Nutrition Quick Reference Guide in stores to provide customers with comprehensive information on calories and 13 core nutrients for over 300 food and beverage entries.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 60,000 stores in 17 countries, including 10,700 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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