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‘Slurpee Summit’ joke makes 7-Eleven drink hot

From USA Today | Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has offered to provide the White House with purple Slurpees — mixing red and blue — seizing on an opportunity created when President Barack Obama joked Wednesday that he might hold a “Slurpee Summit” with the new Republican leadership.

“This is a rare opportunity for a brand,” says Margaret Chabris, a spokeswoman for 7-Eleven, which owns 44-year-old Slurpee soft frozen drink. “We don’t want to be opportunistic, but nothing has ever been this big for Slurpee.” Get the full story >>