7-Eleven Exec Makes Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative’ List

The Irving-based convenience store chain's chief merchandising officer is "making Slurpees fly," in a pilot delivery program.

7-Eleven’s Jesus Delgado-Jenkins has been named one of Fast Company‘s “Most Creative People in Business,” for 2017.

Jesus Delgado-Jenkins

The business publication compiles the annual list to showcase 100 leaders from around the world who are “shaping the future of business in creative ways.” 

Delgado-Jenkins, chief merchandising officer for the Irving-based convenience store chain, landed at No. 21 on the list for his helm over the pilot delivery program that is “making Slurpees fly.” 

7-Eleven made history last summer by partnering with Nevada startup Flirtey to make the first commercial drone delivery to a U.S. home. By the end of 2016, it had made more than 70 such deliveries. 

Slurpees soaring through the air and delivered to your doorstep via drone didn’t seem like a far-fetched concept for Delgado-Jenkins.

“It just seemed natural,” Delgado-Jenkins told Fast Company

He said in the future, he sees the possibility to use drones more regularly with daily deliveries. 

During his tenure at 7-Eleven, Delgado-Jenkins has started an innovation group at the 90-year-old company and brought new private-brand and prepared food offerings, Fast Company noted. 

See what other leaders made the “Most Creative” list here

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