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Do a little RECon on 7-Eleven, Inc. for growth story 

- 7-Eleven to Open Record Number of Stores in 2012 –

More than any other retailer worldwide and 2nd most openings planned in U.S.

On average, a new 7-Eleven® store opens  somewhere in the world every two hours. 

7-Eleven is charging ahead with its accelerated growth and expects to surpass the number of stores the convenience retail giant opened last year, which was more than 600. 

7-Eleven expects to open more stores collectively in the world this year than any other food retailer and will be second in terms of new units in the US.         

Between traditional, ground-up store development, an aggressive acquisition schedule and business conversions, 7-Eleven is very busy.  When you look at 7-Eleven globally, it has more units than any other company – 46,300+ and in only 16 countries – so there’s plenty of opportunity ahead.

Real Estate Vice President Dan Porter is leading 7-Eleven’s store growth and can be available at the 7-Eleven convention booth -- S481 Q STREET / SOUTH HALL UPPER LEVEL 4 – along with seven regional 7-Eleven development directors for areas where the company does business. 

You’ll find a solid growth story if you visit with us while you are at the Las Vegas Convention Center May 20-23 for RECon.


7-Eleven, Inc. is the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores.   There are more than 46,300 units worldwide of which more than 9,200 are in North America. 7-Eleven also is one of the nation’s largest independent gasoline retailers. Its company’s name was changed from The Southland Corporation to 7-Eleven, Inc. after approval by shareholders on April 28, 1999.

7-Eleven was founded in 1927 in Dallas, Texas.  The company pioneered the convenience store concept during its first years of operation as an ice company when its retail outlets began selling milk, bread and eggs as a convenience to customers.   

The name 7-Eleven originated in 1946 when the stores were open from  7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Today, offering customers 24-hour convenience, seven days a week is the cornerstone of 7-Eleven’s business.  

7-Eleven focuses on meeting the needs of convenience‑oriented customers by providing a broad selection of fresh, high‑quality products and services at everyday fair prices, speedy transactions and a clean, safe and friendly shopping environment.  Each store’s selection of about 2,500 different products and services is tailored to meet the needs and preferences of local customers.  Stores typically vary in size from 2,400 to 3,000 square feet and are most often located on corners for great visibility and easy access.

Well known for the Big Gulp® fountain soft drink, Big Bite® grill items, the Slurpee® beverage and its fresh-brewed Café Select coffee, 7-Eleven’s food service offerings bring consumers a proprietary line of prepared-fresh-daily and daily delivered deli sandwiches, wraps, breakfast sandwiches and a wide assortment of baked goods. 

7-Eleven offers consumers a number of convenient services designed to meet the specific needs of individual neighborhoods, including automated money orders, copiers, fax machines, automatic teller machines, phone cards and, where available, lottery tickets.

7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 7,400 stores in the U.S., of which nearly 5,550 are franchised.  Overseas, there are approximately 37,100 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.    7-Eleven, Inc. also has a joint venture operation in Mexico where there are in excess of 1,300 7-Eleven stores.  

7-Eleven, Inc. is privately held and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, and its affiliates on Nov. 9, 2005.  The company’s Web site address is


For more info, contact:
Margaret Chabris
Director, Corporate Communications
Office:  972-828-7285
May 19-24:  214-695-4502

05/17/2012 - 11:44 AM
7-Eleven Plans to Break Global, Domestic Store-Growth Records Set in 2011
Dallas, Texas -   DALLAS (May 20, 2012) – After shattering both its international and domestic store growth records last year, 7-Eleven, Inc. is in line to have an even bigger year in 2012. The world’s larges ...