7‑Eleven opens its 60,000th store

7‑Eleven opens its 60,000th store
7‑Eleven opens its 60,000th store

 

IRVING, TEXAS, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc., the largest convenience retail chain in the world, recently celebrated the opening of its 60,000th store.

7‑Eleven® started out as Southland Ice Company in Oak Cliff, Texas, 89 years ago in 1927. In 1946, with stores open from 7 am to 11 pm, the name was changed to 7‑Eleven. Stores started staying open around the clock in 1971.

7‑Eleven expanded into Canada in 1969 and Mexico in 1971 as part of joint ventures. In 1974, 7‑Eleven expanded to Japan with Seven-Eleven Japan, which became the parent company in November 2005. Since then, 7‑Eleven has opened stores in Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia and UAE through Area License and Master Franchise Agreements. The first 7‑Eleven store in Vietnam is expected to open in Spring 2017, expanding the company’s operations to 18 countries.

“The 7‑Eleven story is amazing and inspiring; we started as a small local ice house and have grown over the years store-by-store, community-by-community, and country-by-country into an iconic global brand,” said Joe DePinto, 7‑Eleven president and chief executive officer. “We will continue to grow by staying focused on the constantly changing convenience needs of our customers and by staying committed to the communities we serve.”

Last year, 7‑Eleven opened one store every 2.5 hours, approximately 4,000 stores. 7‑Eleven will continue growing worldwide by opening stores that are close and convenient for every customer—everywhere.

Milestones

1927 1952 1963 1984 2003 2010 2016
1st store 100th 1,000th 10,000th 25,000th 40,000th 60,000th

 

Store count by country as of July 2016

Store Count Store Count Store Count
Japan 18,860 Malaysia 2,016 Sweden 185
United States 8,378 Mexico 1,874 Norway 156
Taiwan 5,057 Canada 504 Indonesia 179
Thailand 9,278 Philippines 1,760 Denmark 186
South Korea 8,238 Singapore 455 UAE 2
China (including Hong Kong and Macau) 2,244 Australia 628 Total 60,000

For more information, please contact:
7‑Eleven, Inc. Corporate Communications
media@7-11.com

SOURCE: 7‑Eleven