7-Eleven, Inc. Announces 71,100th Store
July 14, 2020 // Franchising.com // IRVING, TEXAS - 7-Eleven, Inc., the company that introduced convenience retailing to the world more than 90 years ago, has hit a significant milestone: the 71,100th 7-Eleven® store in the world opened in Seoul, South Korea. Today, 7-Eleven is the world’s largest convenience brand.
"7-Eleven's iconic orange, green and red stripes are easily recognized in 17 countries around the world,” said 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto. “The company got its start because an entrepreneurial ice dock employee saw his customers had a need and came up with a creative way to serve them. A lot has changed in how, when and where 7-Eleven does business. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to put customers at the forefront of all we do."
Convenience retailing and 7-Eleven were born in Dallas, Texas, in 1927 when “Uncle Johnny” Jefferson Green, an employee of The Southland Ice Company (now 7-Eleven, Inc.), had the bright idea to start selling bread, milk and eggs from an ice dock after local grocery stores were closed. 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.
Today, a 7-Eleven store opens somewhere in the world approximately every 3.5 hours, with each one carrying 7-Eleven brand favorites along with exclusive items created to appeal to local tastes. With plans for master franchisees to open stores in India and Cambodia soon, 7-Eleven and its master franchisees and area licensees remain focused on their role as a good corporate citizens as they grows, addressing social and environmental issues important to customers and the communities in which they live and work.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
Are you still reading this? Awesome. Most people stop when they get to the small print. But not you! You get to read the cool stuff. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. They don’t like to brag, but they invented convenience stores. For real. Google it. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. Mmmmm, tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 35 participating markets, or rely on 7-Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, they trademarked the word “Brainfreeze.” No lie. Thanks for sticking with this. You’re unstoppable.
SOURCE 7-Eleven, Inc.
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