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7-Eleven, Inc. (stylized as 7ᴇʟᴇᴠᴇn) is an international chain of
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s, headquartered in
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Dallas
,
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,
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United States
. The chain was founded in 1927 as an ice house storefront in Dallas. It was named Tote'm Stores between 1928 and 1946. After 70% of the company was acquired by Japanese affiliate
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in 1991, it was reorganized as a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd in 2005, and is now held by
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-based Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. 7-Eleven operates, franchises, and licenses 71,100 stores in 17 countries as of July 2020.


Etymologies

The company's first outlets were in Dallas, named "Tote'm Stores" because customers "toted" away their purchases. Some stores featured genuine “native”
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s in front of the store. In 1946, the chain's name was changed from "Tote'm" to "7-Eleven" to reflect the company's new, extended hours, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days per week. In November 1999, the corporate name of the US company was changed from "The Southland Corporation" to "7-Eleven Inc." The rhyme scheme (-even) is critical to the company's branding and a significant factor in their widespread popularity.


History

In 1927, Southland Ice Company employee John Jefferson Green began selling ice, then he started selling eggs, milk, and bread from one of 16 ice house storefronts in
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, with permission from one of Southland's founding directors, Joe C. Thompson Sr."7-Eleven, Inc. History"
Retrieved July 20, 2012.
Although small grocery stores and general merchandisers were available, Thompson theorized that selling products such as bread and milk in convenience stores would reduce the need for customers to travel long distances for basic items. Thompson eventually bought the Southland Ice Company and turned it into the Southland Corporation, which oversaw several locations in the Dallas area. In 1928, Jenna Lira brought a
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totem pole
as a souvenir from
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and placed it in front of the store. The pole served as a
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for the company, as it attracted a great deal of attention. Soon, executives added totem poles in front of every store and eventually adopted an
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-inspired theme for their stores. Later on, the stores began operating under the name "Tote'm Stores". In the same year, the company began constructing
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s in some of its Dallas locations as an experiment. Joe Thompson also provided a distinct characteristic to the company's stores, training the staff so that people would receive the same quality and service in every store. Southland also started to have a uniform for its ice station service boys. This became the major factor in the company's success as a retail convenience store. In 1931, the
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affected the company, sending it toward bankruptcy. Nevertheless, the company continued its operations through re-organization and
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. A Dallas banker, W. W. Overton Jr., also helped to revive the company's finances by selling the company's bonds for seven cents on the dollar. This brought the company's ownership under the control of a board of directors. In 1946, in an effort to continue the company's
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recovery, the name of the franchise was changed to 7-Eleven to reflect the stores' new hours of operation (7 am to 11 pm), which were unprecedented at the time. In 1963, 7-Eleven experimented with a
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schedule in
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, after an Austin store stayed open all night to satisfy customer demand. Later on, 24-hour stores were established in
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and
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, Texas, as well as
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Las Vegas
, Nevada. In 1971, Southland acquired convenience stores of the former Pak-A-Sak chain owned by Graham Allen Penniman Sr. (1903–1985), of
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, Louisiana. With the purchase in 1963 of 126 Speedee Mart (all already open 711) franchised convenience stores in California, the company entered the franchise business. The company signed its first area licensing agreement in 1968 with Garb-Ko, Inc. of
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, which became the first U.S. domestic area 7-Eleven licensee. In the late 1980s, Southland Corporation was threatened by a rumored corporate takeover, prompting the Thompson family to take steps to convert the company into a private model by buying out public shareholders in a tender offer. In December 1987, John Philp Thompson Sr., the chairman and CEO of 7-Eleven, completed a $5.2 billion management buyout of the company. The buyout suffered from the effects of the 1987 stock market crash and after failing initially to raise high yield debt financing, the company was required to offer a portion of stock as an inducement to invest in the company's bonds. Various assets, such as the Chief Auto Parts chain, the ice division, and hundreds of store locations, were sold between 1987 and 1990 to relieve debt incurred during the buyout. This downsizing also resulted in numerous metropolitan areas losing 7-Eleven stores to rival convenience store operators. In October 1990, the heavily indebted Southland Corp. filed a pre-packaged
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in order to transfer control of 70% of the company to Japanese affiliate
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. Southland exited bankruptcy in March 1991, after a cash infusion of $430 million from Ito-Yokado and Seven-Eleven Japan. These two Japanese entities now controlled 70% of the company, with the founding Thompson family retaining 5 percent. In 1999, Southland Corp. changed its name to 7-Eleven, Inc., citing the divestment of operations other than 7-Eleven. Ito-Yokado formed Seven & I Holdings Co. and 7-Eleven became its subsidiary in 2005. In 2007, Seven & I Holdings announced that it would be expanding its U.S. operations, with an additional 1,000 7-Eleven stores in the U.S. For the 2010 rankings, 7-Eleven climbed to the No. 3 spot in ''Entrepreneur'' magazine's 31st Annual Franchise 500, "the first and most comprehensive ranking in the world". This was the 17th year 7-Eleven was named in the top 10. Also in 2010, the first "green" 7-Eleven store opened in
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. The store features U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC)
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(LEED) elements. Also, the environmentally friendly design brings the store savings in energy costs. That same year, 7-Eleven went mobile with the launch of the Slurpee drink's
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). The Slurpee drink app made it easy to find 7-Eleven stores and provides driving directions. The following year, 7-Eleven celebrated its 40,000th store opening and within two years of that milestone opened its 60,000th store. In 2020, 7-Eleven announced it would purchase
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for $21 billion.


Products and services

7-Eleven in the United States sells
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drinks, a partially frozen soft drink introduced in 1965 (
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and Big Gulp beverages, introduced in 1976. Other products include: 7-Select private-brand products, coffee, fresh-made daily sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, bakery items, hot and prepared foods, gasoline, dairy products, carbonated beverages and energy drinks, juices, donuts, financial services, and product delivery services. 7-Eleven is known for its relatively large drink sizes and 24-hour accessibility. 7-Eleven offers beverages in sizes as large as 128 ounces (3785 mL) (Team Gulp). These beverage sizes were all among the largest sold soft drinks when they were introduced. 7-Eleven has often been associated with these large sodas in popular culture. For example, Mayor
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's proposed ban on large sodas in
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was frequently referred to as the 'Big Gulp ban'. In 2012, 7-Eleven changed the size of the Double Gulp from 64 ounces to 50 ounces (1478 mL). The older style cups were too wide at the bottom and did not fit beverage holders in cars. This was not a reaction to the large soda ban proposal, according to a spokesperson. In February 2020, they opened a cashierless location at the 7-Eleven headquarters in Irving,
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.


Global operations


Asia


Hong Kong

7-Eleven first opened in Hong Kong in 1981, when it was a British colony. , it operates as a subsidiary of the
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. It is popularly called ''tsat jai'' (, meaning "little seven") or ''se fun'' (, based on the English "seven"). As of 2012, 7-Eleven had 964 stores in Hong Kong, of which 563 were operated by franchisees. Hong Kong reportedly has the second-highest density of 7-Eleven stores, after Macao. All 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong accept the ubiquitous
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as a method of payment. They also accept payments for utility bills and
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rent. In November 1980, Southland Corporation and Hong Kong conglomerate
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signed a franchise agreement to bring 7-Eleven to the territory. The first 7-Eleven shop opened in Happy Valley on April 3, 1981. The chain expanded aggressively across Hong Kong throughout the 1980s. The 50th store opened in
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on October 6, 1983, while the 200th was inaugurated by
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at Tai Po Centre on May 7, 1987. The stores were sold to Dairy Farm, part of the Jardine Matheson group, in 1989. Octopus card readers were introduced in all 7-Eleven stores in July 1999, although at first these could only be used to add value to the card. In September 2004, the number of locations in Hong Kong was substantially boosted when Dairy Farm acquired Daily Stop, a rival convenience store chain, from SCMP Retailing (HK). The chain's 84 shops, located mainly in
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and
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stations (as well as shopping centers and housing estates), were converted to 7-Eleven stores. In 2009, a 7-Eleven location in
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opened with a hot food counter, called "7 Café", selling traditional
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and
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. This feature was subsequently extended to select other 7-Eleven locations across Hong Kong under the "Daily Café" and "Hot Shot" brands.


India

The first 7-Eleven stores in
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opened in 2019. Ken Wakabayashi, senior vice president of 7-Eleven, described it as a strategic relationship.


Indonesia

In 2008, 7-Eleven announced plans to expand its business in
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Indonesia
through a
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agreement with Modern Sevel Indonesia and
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. Modern Sevel Indonesia's initial plans were to focus on opening stores in Jakarta, targeting densely populated commercial and business areas. There are 190 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia and it has reduced to only 166 stores as September 2016. In April 2017, PT Modern Seven Indonesia announced that they will be acquired by PT Charoen Pokphand Restu Indonesia, a subsidiary of
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in Thailand. The acquisition process planned to be completed before June 2017. Charoen Pokphand Group is also the master franchise holder of approximately 9500 7-Eleven stores in Thailand. But on June 22, 2017, PT Modern International Tbk announced that all the remaining 30 7-Eleven stores in Indonesia will be closed on June 30, 2017, due to the cancellation of its acquisition process.


Japan

Japan has more 7-Eleven locations than anywhere else in the world, where they often bear the name of its holding company "
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". Of the 71,000 stores around the globe, 21,143 stores (nearly 30% of global stores) are in Japan, with 2,801 stores in Tokyo alone. On September 1, 2005, Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd., a new holding company, became the parent company of 7-Eleven,
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, and
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Japan. , 7-Eleven has stores in all 47 prefectures of Japan with the opening of 14 new locations in Okinawa Prefecture. The aesthetics of the store are somewhat different from that of 7-Eleven stores in other countries as the stores offer a wider selection of products and services. 7-Eleven stores in Japan are also popular among tourists from other countries, as the
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machines at branches will accept foreign
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s for withdrawing cash in Japanese yen. Following the example of other convenience stores in Japan, 7-Eleven has solar panels and LEDs installed in about 1,400 of its stores. In July 2019, 7-Eleven launched then almost immediately suspended a mobile payment service, 7pay. The service was hacked upon launch, and attackers were able to spend money from affected customers' accounts.


Laos

On August 31, 2020, 7-Eleven and Thailand's CP Group announced a 30-year
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agreement. The first Laotian 7-Eleven is expected to open in the country's capital,
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Vientiane
, in 2022.


Macau

7-Eleven entered the
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market in 2005 under the ownership of
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, the same conglomeration group operating Hong Kong's 7-Eleven. With only 25.9 square kilometers, Macau has 45 stores, making it the single market with the highest density of 7-Eleven stores, containing one store per 0.65 square kilometers.


Mainland China

7-Eleven opened its first store in China in
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Shenzhen
, Guangdong in 1992 and later expanded to
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in 2004,
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Tianjin
and
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Shanghai
in 2009,
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Chengdu
in 2011,
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Qingdao
in 2012,
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Chongqing
in 2013,
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Hangzhou
and
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in 2017,
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Nanjing
in 2018, and
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Wuhan
,
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, and
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Fuzhou
in 2019. In China's 7-Eleven stores where Slurpees are offered, the Chinese name 思乐冰 (sīlèbīng) is used. They also offer a wide array of warm food, including traditional items like steamed buns, and stores in Chengdu offer a full variety of onigiri (饭团). Beverages, alcohol, candy, periodicals, and other convenience items are available as well. The majority of these stores are open for 24 hours a day.


Malaysia

Malaysian 7-Eleven stores are owned by 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., which operates 2,225 stores nationwide. 7-Eleven in Malaysia was incorporated on June 4, 1984, by the Berjaya Group Berhad. The first 7-Eleven store was opened in October 1984, in
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, Kuala Lumpur.


Philippines

In the
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Philippines
, 7-Eleven is run by the Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC). Its first store, located in
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, opened on February 29, 1984. On May 2, 1996, the stockholders of both PSC and PSPC approved the merger of the two companies to advance PSC group’s expansion. On October 30, 1996, Securities and Exchange Commission approved the merger and PSPC was then absorbed by PSC as the surviving entity. In 2000, President Chain Store Corporation (PCSC) of
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, also a licensee of 7-Eleven, purchased the majority shares of PSC and thus formed a strategic alliance for the convenience store industry within the area. In 2012, they opened their first store outside of
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in
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, which soon spread to other parts of the province. Then another branch opened in
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in 2013,
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in 2014,
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in 2015, and
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in 2016. The number of stores eventually spread from these major cities to smaller towns and provinces near them. Starting October 2019, 7-Eleven signed an agreement with
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to use the former as its convenience stores in its
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nationwide, thus rapidly increasing 7-Eleven store chains count in a short span of time. In February 2020, 7-Eleven and mobile wallet service GCash have teamed up for the introduction of a new payment option for physical purchases: scan-to-pay (STP) via a barcode feature in the GCash app. This enables the customers to generate their unique barcodes through the GCash app and allows the cashier to scan their barcodes to complete the transaction. Due to the CoVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC) slashed the store openings to 200 from the original 400 stores planned to be open for the year 2020 due to financial difficulties from the growing pandemic situation. As of August 7, 2020, the company has a total number of 2,930 stores open in the country, which are consisted of 2,222 branches in Luzon, 425 in Visayas and 283 in Mindanao. Of all of the number of stores open, 55 percent of the stores are owned by franchisees while 45 percent are owned by the company itself.


Singapore

In Singapore, 7-Eleven forms the largest chain of
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island-wide. There are 393 7-Eleven stores scattered throughout the country as of February 2018. Stores in Singapore are operated by
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, franchised under a licensing agreement with 7-Eleven Incorporated. The first 7-Eleven store in Singapore was opened along Upper Changi Road in 1983, and in 1986 the first franchised 7-Eleven store (under the
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) was opened. The license was then acquired by
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Singapore, a subsidiary of the Dairy Farm Group, in 1989. In 2006, Shell Singapore and 7-Eleven agreed to rebrand all 68 of its Shell Select convenience stores into 7-Eleven. The partnership was terminated in October 2017, and the remaining 52 7-Eleven stores in Shell petrol stations will be gradually rebranded back into Shell Select.


South Korea

7-Eleven has a major presence in the Republic of Korea convenience store market, where it competes with
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, GS25 (formerly LG25), and independent competitors. There are 9,231 7-Eleven stores in the Republic of Korea; with only Japan and
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hosting more stores. The first 7-Eleven store in the Republic of Korea opened in 1989 in
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with a franchise license under the Lotte Group. In January 2010, Lotte Group acquired the Buy the Way convenience store chain and rebranded its 1,000 stores under the 7-Eleven brand. In 2021, 7-Eleven announced that it would be working with a South Korean nonprofit to create jobs and franchising opportunities for North Korean defectors in South Korea.


Taiwan

7-Eleven is the largest convenience store chain In
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, and is owned by :zh:統一超商, President Chain Store Corporation under Uni-President Enterprises Corporation. The first fourteen stores opened in 1979, and struggled to make a profit. Southland Corporation partnered with Uni-President to modernize the stores. However, business was still slow, and Uni-President opted to stock Asian foods. In 1986, 7-Eleven made its first profit in Taiwan. The 5,000th store was opened in July 2014. In January 2018, an experimental and unstaffed shop branded the X-Store was opened. 7-Eleven announced plans to operate a combination store in partnership with Domino's Pizza in February 2019. In the early 2000s, 7-Eleven introduced a corporate mascot named Open-Chan (Open 小將), an extraterrestrial dog who wears a rainbow-shaped crown from a fictional planet known as Planet Open to be a "cartoon spokesperson" for the store chain in Taiwan. Open-Chan quickly grew in popularity among Taiwanese children soon after its initial debut. After Open-Chan's subsequent rise to prominence in Taiwan, the character was even introduced in Japan.


Thailand

The first Thai 7-Eleven opened in 1989 on Patpong, Patpong Road in Bangkok. The chain consists of both company-owned (45%) and franchised shops (55%). CP All, CP ALL Public Company Limited is the 7-Eleven owner and franchising, franchisor in
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. , there were 11,983 stores in Thailand, employing 170,000. In 2018, 7-Eleven generated 335,532 million Thai baht, baht in income for CP. 7-Eleven holds a 70% market share in the
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category, opposed by some 7,000 other convenience stores (e.g., FamilyMart) and 400,000 "small business, mom and pop" shops. Thailand has the second largest number of 7-Eleven stores after Japan.About 7-Eleven
7-Eleven. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
In an effort to reduce plastic pollution the parent company of 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, CP All, CP All Public Company, announced their intent in November 2018 to reduce and eventually end the use of single-use plastic bags. , 7-Eleven—along with 42 other Thai retailers—will stop giving single-use plastic bags to customers.


United Arab Emirates

Seven & I Holdings announced in June 2014 that they had agreed a contract with Seven Emirates Investment LLC to open the first Middle Eastern 7-Eleven in Dubai, United Arab Emirates during the summer of 2015. The company also said that they had plans to open about 100 stores in the country by the end of 2017. The first store was opened in October 2015. The country has 13 stores as of January 2018.


Vietnam

The first 7-Eleven store in Viet Nam opens in 2017, making Viet Nam the 19th country to host the world's largest convenience store chain. Seven System Viet Nam (SSV) is the Master Franchisee of the 7-Eleven convenience store system in Viet Nam, based in Ho Chi Minh City. Future location: Israel 7-Eleven plans to open stores in Israel during 2021. The first location is expected to open in Tel Aviv.


Former location: Turkey

7-Eleven entered the Turkish market in 1989, opening its first store on September 12, 1989. Major stakeholder of the master franchise, Özer Çiller sold his shares in 1993, after his wife Tansu Çiller became the Prime Minister. In the 2010s, 7-Eleven left the Turkish market, transferring most of its stores to franchise owners.


Europe

The first European 7-Eleven store was opened in Stockholm, Sweden in 1978. 7-Eleven stores are now solely located in the Scandinavian region of Europe. The owner of the
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for 7-Eleven in Scandinavia is Reitan Servicehandel, an arm of the Norwegian retail group, Reitan Group. After Reitangruppen bought the filling station chain, HydroTexaco (now YX Energy), in Norway and Sweden in 2006, it announced that several of the stores at the petrol stations would be rebranded as 7-Elevens and that the petrol would be supplied by Shell. Other stores remain under the YX brand.


Denmark

The first 7-Eleven store in Denmark was opened at Østerbro in Copenhagen on September 14, 1993. There are 183 stores, mostly in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, and Odense, including eight stores at Copenhagen Central Station. In Denmark, 7-Eleven has an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, with a nationwide network of Shell/7-Eleven service stations, and an agreement with DSB to have 7-Eleven stores at most S-train stations.


Norway

The first 7-Eleven store in Norway was opened at Grünerløkka in Oslo on September 13, 1986. As of January 2018, there are 153 7-Eleven stores in Norway, more than 50% located in Oslo. Norway has the northernmost 7-Eleven in the world, situated in Tromsø. On a per-capita basis, Norway has one 7-Eleven store for every 47,000 Norwegians, compared to Canada, which has one for every 74,000 Canadians.


Sweden

The Reitan Group has held the license in Sweden since December 1997. In the mid-1990s period, 7-Eleven in Sweden received adverse publicity due to the unfavourable labor contracts offered by its then-licensee, ''Small Shops,'' an American-based company, resulting in many stores being sold and closed down. For a time, there were only 7-Elevens in Stockholm and Gothenburg. 7-Eleven returned to the south of Sweden in 2001, when a convenience store opened in Lund. Later in the 2000s, the Swedish 7-Eleven chain was involved in controversy when the Swedish TV channel TV3 (Sweden), TV3 exposed widespread fraud on the part of the Reitan Group in its management of the 7-Eleven franchise, which the Reitan Group eventually admitted to on its website. On August 27, 2007, the Reitan Group and Shell, announced a ten-year agreement to re-brand some 269 service stations across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, as 7-Elevens. The contract meant that 7-Eleven would expand from 77 stores to 189 stores in Sweden. The country now has 187 stores.


Former locations: Spain and the United Kingdom

7-Eleven was available in Spain until 2000 with many stores inside Repsol petrol stations, as well as some other petrol stations across the country. During the 1980s, small 7-Eleven convenience stores were common in London and the South East of England. The first shop opened in London, in Sydenham South East London in 1985. The company ceased trading operations in 1997, but considered resuming UK trading in 2014.


North America


Canada

The first 7-Eleven store to open in Canada was in Calgary, Alberta, on June 29, 1969. There are 640 7-Eleven stores in Canada . Winnipeg, Manitoba, has the world's largest number of
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consumers, with an estimated 1,500,000 Slurpees sold since the first 7-Eleven opened on March 21, 1970. All 7-Eleven locations in Canada are corporate operated. Like its U.S. counterparts every July 11 the stores offer free
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s on "7-Eleven Day". A limited number of 7-Eleven locations feature filling station, gas stations from Shell Canada, Petro-Canada, or Esso. In November 2005, 7-Eleven started offering the Speak Out Wireless cellphone service in Canada. 7-Eleven locations also featured Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, CIBC
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sin June 2012, these machines were replaced with ATMs operated by Scotiabank. 7-Eleven abandoned the Ottawa, Ontario, market in December 2009 after selling its six outlets to Quickie Convenience Stores, a regional chain. Following concerns over the fate of Speak Out Wireless customers, Quickie offered to assume existing SpeakOut customers and phones into its Good2Go cellphone program. 7-Eleven is similarly absent from the Quebec market due to its saturation by chains like Alimentation Couche-Tard and Boni-soir, and by independent dépanneurs. In March 2016, 7-Eleven acquired 148 Imperial Oil-owned Esso gas stations in Alberta and British Columbia for C$2.8 billion. Most of their convenience stores were converted to 7-Eleven stores, and they remain supplied by Esso. Some locations were not immediately converted to 7-Eleven, and instead operate under the transitional banner "smartstop 24/7" with their existing store formats, typically inherited from the previous On the Run (convenience store), On the Run chain.


Mexico

In Mexico, the first 7-Eleven store opened in 1976 in Monterrey in association with Grupo Chapa (now Iconn) and 7-Eleven, Inc. under the name Super 7. In 1995, Super 7 was renamed to 7-Eleven, which now has 1,835 stores in several areas of the country. When stores are located within classically designed buildings (such as in Centro Histórico buildings) or important landmarks, the storefront logo is displayed in monochrome with gold or silver lettering.


United States

Supermarket News ranked 7-Eleven's North American operations No. 11 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers," based on the 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of US$15.0 billion.2007 Top 75 North American Food Retailers
''Supermarket News''. Retrieved February 24, 2007.
Based on the 2005 revenue, 7-Eleven is the 24th largest retailer in the United States. , 8,144 7-Eleven franchised units exist across the United States. Franchise fees range between US$10,000 – $1,000,000 and the ongoing royalty rate varies. 7-Eleven America has its headquarters in the Cypress Waters development in Irving,
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. Small-size Slurpees are free on "7-Eleven Day", on July 11. This holiday first became widely celebrated on July 11, 2008 when first discovered by J. Brabank and C. Johnson. One exception is 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused that year's cancellation. 7 Rewards members get a free medium Slurpee in their app to use in July that year. 7-Eleven Stores of Oklahoma have operated independently since 1953 under an agreement with William Brown. It is now led by his son, James Brown. As part of this franchise agreement, 7-Elevens in Oklahoma bear slight differences to stores elsewhere: for instance, products such as Big Bite hot dogs are not sold there, the Slurpee is branded as the "Icy Drink", and Oklahoma stores operate their own loyalty program called "Thx!", which does not intersect with the national 7Rewards system. On March 2, 2020, 7-Eleven, Inc. announced it had officially closed on the acquisition of over 100 of these independently operated 7-Eleven stores in Oklahoma. All of these 100 stores were in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. This acquisition increased the total number of 7-Eleven stores in the US and Canada to nearly 9800.


= Fuel

= In the U.S., many 7-Eleven locations used to have filling stations with gasoline distributed by Citgo, which in 1983 was purchased by Southland Corporation. 50% of Citgo was sold in 1986 to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., and the remaining 50% was acquired in 1990. Although Citgo was the predominant partner of 7-Eleven, other oil companies are also co-branded with 7-Eleven, including Petrofina, Fina, Exxon, Gulf Oil LP, Gulf, Marathon Oil, Marathon, BP, Shell Oil Company, Shell, Chevron Corporation, Chevron (some former TETCO convenience stores were co-branded with Chevron, and Texaco prior to the 7-Eleven purchase in late 2012), and Pennzoil. Conoco is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in North America. 7-Eleven signed an agreement with ExxonMobil in December 2010 for the acquisition of 183 sites in Florida. This was followed by the acquisition of 51 ExxonMobil sites in North Texas in August 2011. On August 2, 2020, Seven & I Holdings announced to buy Speedway LLC for $21 billion.


Oceania


Australia

The first 7-Eleven in Australia opened on August 24, 1977, in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, Victoria. The majority of stores are located in metropolitan areas, particularly in central business district areas. Stores in suburban areas often operate as petrol stations and most are owned and operated as franchises, with a central administration. 7-Eleven bought Mobil's remaining Australian petrol stations in 2010, converting them to 7-Eleven outlets, resulting in an immediate and unprecedented overnight major expansion of the brand. In South Australia all Mobil petrol stations were sold to Peregrine Corporation and branded as On the Run (convenience store), On the Run petrol stations. 7-Eleven stores in Australia sell a wide range of items, including daily newspapers, drinks, confectionery, and snack foods. They sell gift cards, including three types of pre-paid Visa Inc., Visa cards. The chain has partnered with BankWest, placing a BankWest
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in each of their stores nationwide. Each year on November 7, 7-Eleven promotes "7-Eleven Day" by giving away a free
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to customers. In April 2014, 7-Eleven announced plans to start operating stores in Western Australia, with 11 stores planned to operate within the first year and a total of 75 stores established within five years. The first store was opened on October 30, 2014 in the city of Fremantle. The country has 675 stores as of January 2018.


= Wage theft

= In August 2015, Fairfax Media and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC's ''Four Corners (Australian TV program), Four Corners'' programme reported on the employment practices of certain 7-Eleven franchisees in Australia. The investigation found that many 7-Eleven employees were being underpaid at rates of around Australian dollar, A$10 to A$14 per hour before tax, well under the legally-required minimum Industrial award, award rate of A$24.69 per hour. Franchisees underpaying their staff would typically maintain rosters and pay records that would appear to show the employee being paid the legally-required rate; however, these records would in fact only include half of the hours the employee actually worked in a week. Employees would then be paid on the basis of these records, resulting in them effectively being paid half the legally-required rate. It was also reported that workers were often not paid loadings and Public holidays in Australia#Penalty rates, penalty rates that they are legally entitled to, for working overtime hours, nights, weekends, and public holidays. After these reports came to light and received widespread attention, some employees had alleged to Fairfax Media that they had begun to be paid correctly through the 7-Eleven payroll system; however, they would then be asked by the franchisee to pay back half their wages in cash. 7-Eleven subsequently announced they would fund an inquiry to investigate instances of wage fraud. The inquiry was conducted by an independent panel chaired by former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Allan Fels, and with the support of professional services firm Deloitte. The inquiry invited submissions from current and former 7-Eleven employees who allege they have been underpaid, and assess each individual claim. In September 2015, chairman Russ Withers and chief executive Warren Wilmot announced they would resign from the company. Deputy chairman Michael Smith replaced Withers, while Bob Baily was appointed as interim chief executive. The ''Four Corners'' investigation into 7-Eleven won a Walkley Awards, Walkley Award in 2015. In December 2015, Stewart Levitt of law firm Levitt Robinson Solicitors, who featured prominently in the ''Four Corners'' program, announced a potential class action lawsuit against 7-Eleven head office on behalf of franchisees who had allegedly been lured into signing on with 7-Eleven by false representations. The 7-Eleven has back paid nearly $179 AUD Million dollars in underpayment by 2018.


See also

* List of convenience stores * List of companies in Dallas


References


External links

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Historic Documentation
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