Less than two weeks after 7-Eleven’s top foodservice executive left after more than 20 years with the convenience retailer, another one of its food-focused leaders has departed — this time going to a competitor.
Last week, Becky Hale, formerly 7-Eleven’s manager of menu development, was named BP’s new fresh food and proprietary beverage innovator, a spokesperson from the oil major confirmed via email.
BP’s spokesperson did not respond by press time for more details on Hale’s role, including her main responsibilities and whether the position is new at the company.
Hale got her start in the convenience store industry when she joined Speedway’s human resources department as a benefits analyst in 2008, according to her LinkedIn bio. After working in that part of the company for several years, she shifted to foodservice, becoming the company’s associate category manager for dispensed beverages in 2012.
From 2013 to 2021, Hale was Speedway’s foodservice development coordinator. In that role, she led Speedway’s development, implementation and testing of new foodservice-related products, equipment, programs, systems and processes, according to her LinkedIn bio. Hale was also responsible for determining the most effective food preparation training and delivery methods.
Hale left Speedway for 7-Eleven in October 2021, just a few months after 7-Eleven’s acquisition of over 3,800 Speedway locations closed. She joined the company’s product development and restaurant platforms teams before becoming manager of menu development in April 2022.
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven has 83,000 stores across 19 countries and regions, including over 13,000 in the U.S.
London-based BP owns a variety of convenience retailing brands across the U.S. Besides its own branded stores, BP’s umbrella also includes Amoco, Ampm, Thorntons and TravelCenters of America. Its U.S. headquarters are in Houston.