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17th 7-Eleven opened in Kinmen
Central News Agency
2014-08-08 11:30 PM
Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) President Chain Store Corp. opened its 17th 7-Eleven convenience chain store in the island county of Kinmen on Friday, where it will be part of a major shopping mall.

The new convenience store that opened in Kinmen, which is just kilometers from China, is located in the Wind Lion Plaza, a new mall operated by Taiwan Land Development Corporation. A Pxmart supermarket that has operated there once had the highest revenues of any Pxmart outlet in all of Taiwan, and big box retailer Costco is also planning to move into the development. Aside from 7-Eleven, another convenience chain -- Hi-Life -- entered Kinmen this year and established branches in Jincheng and Jinhu townships, and it is planning to open a third branch in Jinsha Township. The company's continued expansion in Kinmen came as it was unable to open its first outlet in remote Orchid Island off Taiwan's southeastern coast. President Chain Store has faced opposition to opening a convenience store in Orchid Island, home to the Tao tribe of indigenous people, because of fears it would disrupt the island's agricultural culture. The company said Tuesday it would continue communicating with residents over the store's future. (By Chen Shou-gow and Joanne Hsu)

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