Sprite® 6 Mix™ by LeBron James Slurpee combines the traditional taste of Sprite with cherry and orange flavors and is available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven® locations
Atlanta, May 28, 2014 – As summer heats up and the hardwood action reaches a fever pitch, 7-Eleven is exclusively introducing a game-changing flavor to its Slurpee® all-star roster — Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee.
Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee was inspired by the first, limited-edition Sprite flavor developed in partnership with a pop-culture icon. Combining the refreshing taste of traditional Sprite with natural cherry and orange flavors, the thirst-quenching frozen treat is just in time for summer.
“The all-new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee is the latest way we’re elevating our decade-long partnership with LeBron to a new level,” said Kimberly Paige, Associate Vice President, Sprite Brands, The Coca‑Cola Company. “It’s been a great experience working with LeBron to create a unique and refreshing Sprite flavor. And, we're eager to extend the innovation of Sprite 6 Mix by partnering with 7-Eleven to offer our fans an ice-cold Slurpee drink just in time for summer.”
Fans can download the free 7-Eleven mobile app for iPhone or Android platforms to receive a coupon for a free small Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee. Beginning June 9, the coupon will be available through the savings section of the 7-Eleven app and valid while supplies last. Additionally, Sprite and 7-Eleven are launching an Instagram-based photo contest. Participants can enter to win prizes from Sprite and 7-Eleven by entering photo challenges with their Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee in hand. Prizes will include autographed LeBron James jerseys and autographed Sprite 6 Mix cans, as well as 7-Eleven gift cards and free Slurpee drinks for a month.
“7-Eleven is known for creating innovative and unexpected Slurpee flavor offerings,” said Nancy Smith, 7-Eleven’s Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods and Proprietary Beverages. “In a long tradition of Slurpee milestones, Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee really stands out because it’s the first to tout a major professional athlete’s name. Fans can use a coupon from our 7-Eleven app to enjoy their first taste of what is sure to offer a delicious break from the summer heat.”
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7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,300 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 53,100 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and on GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.