Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has entered into a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven Inc (SEI) for the launch of 7-Eleven convenience stores in India. The first 7-Eleven store is set to open onOctober 9, 2021, in Andheri East, Mumbai.
This will be followed by a rapid rollout in key neighbourhoods and commercial areas, across the Greater Mumbai cluster to start with.
The move comes just a few days after Future Group’s firm Future Retail terminated its franchise agreement with the US-based convenience stores brand to operate the stores.
Future Retail had entered into an agreement with 7-Eleven Inc for operating stores under the brand name in India in February 2019.
A new study has identified important elephant connectivity areas and found that the trunked animals prefer areas close to forests with low human population densities.
Elephants range widely, sometimes across hundreds of kilometres, to meet their immense food and water requirements.
This is particularly true in the fragmented landscapes of the tropics, especially India where the average size of protected areas is less than 300 sq. km, comparable to the average home range of a single elephant herd.
Connectivity conservation was also important for other species, and identifying corridors for species such as the Asian elephant could potentially aid the movement of tigers, hog deer and other animals as well.