April 6, 2017 / 6:20 AM / 6 months ago

Japanese retailer Seven & i to buy Sunoco assets for $3.3 bln

TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co said on Thursday it would buy most of Sunoco LP’s convenience store and gasoline retail businesses for about $3.3 billion.

Seven & i, which operates the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, said in a statement the deal was aimed at expanding its store network and improving profitability.

Seven & i said it expects to carry out the acquisition from Texas-based Sunoco in August.

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Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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