Est. 1927 [as Tote’m Stores]
The founder of 7-Eleven, Joe C. Thompson Jr, stated: “Give the customers what they want, when and where they want it.” The franchise is the largest chain convenience store in the US, and is owned by Japan’s Seven & I Holdings. The business is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. As of December 2018, the company operated, franchised, and licensed 67,480 stores across 17 nations. “In our 24-hour world, today’s consumers are busier than ever and want more from one location, whenever they want it. The U.S. convenience store industry is feeding this 24/7 consumer demand, taking in approximately $680bn in sales every year,” claims 7-Eleven.
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