Convenience Store Chain 7-Eleven Now Offers Home Delivery In Canada

Canadians can now get Slurpees and chocolate bars delivered right to their home.

This is because 7-Eleven convenience stores in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton will now offer home delivery through the food delivery app known as "Foodora." Products people can have delivered right to their door include items ranging from Slurpees and chocolate bars to Aspirin and ice cream.

The partnership between 7-Eleven and Foodora will be available at 48 Canadian 7-Eleven locations to start and facilitate deliveries of snacks and everyday essentials such as milk, bread, fresh fruit, Tylenol, pizza and potato chips.

"We are excited about this because it has been in the works for some time," said David Albert, Foodora Canada's Managing Director, in a written statement. "We always think about what our customers may want and it was quite simple to offer them new options."

The deal marks the first time that Foodora has partnered with a convenience store chain in Canada and signals efforts by the company to grow beyond offering prepared meals from restaurants.

Foodora's 7-Eleven offering will face competition from a handful of smaller delivery services across Canada that specialize in dropping off junk food, convenience store favourites and everyday essentials. The delivery fee in Canada has been set at $4.50 but drops to $3.50 for orders of $30 or more.