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About 7-Eleven

About 7-ElevenWelcome to 7-Eleven – A World Leader

Our doors are always open, and our friendly store teams are ready to serve you. Come in to any 7-ElevenĀ® store and you’ll find a broad selection of fresh, high-quality products at an everyday fair price, along with speedy transactions in a clean and friendly shopping environment.

World’s Largest Convenience Retailer

What started out as an ice house in Dallas, Texas, back in 1927 has grown and evolved into the world’s largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores.

The company operates, franchises and licenses more than 8,600 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Of the more than 7,800 stores the company operates and franchises in the United States, more than 6,200 are franchised.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada, there are more than 43,500 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Top Honors

7-Eleven has been honored by numerous companies and organizations throughout its 86 years in business. Recent 7-Eleven accolades include:

No. 5 among Top 100 Global Franchises by Franchise Direct for 2014

Named one of Retail Leader’s 2014 Leading Retailers

No. 1 on the CNN TRAVEL International staffers list of favorite chains in the world for travelers.

No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top Global Franchises” list for 2013

No. 2 on Franchise Times “Top 200 Franchises” list for 2013

No. 3 on Fast Company’s “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” for 2013

No. 4 on Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 10 Franchises” for 2013

America’s Best Franchises ranks 7-Eleven in the Top 50 of its 2013 Franchise 500

No. 1 in Store Growth by Convenience Store News for 2012

No. 2 on Forbes magazine’s “Top Franchise for the Money” for 2012

Forbes magazine rates SlurpeeĀ® Lite frozen drink as one of nine products that triumphed in 2012

No. 2 on AllBusiness “Top 5 Franchises” for 2012 and ranks no. 3 in brand awareness and no. 6 in longevity among top franchises

No. 12 among Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers by Supermarket News for 2012

Recognized by Retail Information Systems News (RIS) as an original retailing pioneer in “10 Retailers That Shook the World Part 2” published in February 2012

Hispanic magazine regularly lists 7-Eleven on its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven has been selected by three diversity publications as a company offering the best career and franchisee opportunities.

Plus, G.I. Jobs magazine, part of Victory Media, named 7-Eleven as one of the “Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers” and one of the “Top 50 Military Spouse Employers” for 2014. U.S. Veterans Magazine has recognized 7-Eleven as one of the Top 100 Veteran-friendly companies three years in a row, 2012, 2013 and 2014, as part of its Best of the Best lists.


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