22 Facts About 7-Eleven


In 1946, in an effort to continue the company's post-war recovery, the name of the franchise was changed to 7-Eleven to reflect the stores' new hours of operation, which were unprecedented at the time.

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In 1963, 7-Eleven experimented with a 24-hour schedule in Austin, Texas, after an Austin store stayed open all night to satisfy customer demand.

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That same year, 7-Eleven went mobile with the launch of the Slurpee drink's iPhone and Android Application.

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The following year, 7-Eleven celebrated its 40, 000th store opening and within two years of that milestone opened its 60, 000th store.

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In 2021, 7-Eleven rolled out a $70 million ad campaign, their largest investment in advertising in years, doubling their market spending from the previous year.

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In 2012, 7-Eleven changed the size of the Double Gulp from 64 ounces to 50 ounces.

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The announcement came a day after Future Group, another retail conglomerate, announced the end of its partnership with 7-Eleven, citing the inability to meet the target of opening stores and payment of franchisee fees.

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In 2008, 7-Eleven announced plans to expand its business in Indonesia through a master franchise agreement with Modern Sevel Indonesia.

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In October 2021, it was announced throughout Israeli media that 7-Eleven signed a contract with the company Electra Consumer Products, a division of Israeli company "Electra", and will open their first location in the country in 2022, in Dizengoff Square.

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In July 2019, 7-Eleven launched then almost immediately suspended a mobile payment service, 7pay.

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The first Laotian 7-Eleven is expected to open in the country's capital, Vientiane, in 2022.

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In 2000, President Chain Store Corporation of Taiwan, 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.

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In February 2009, 7-Eleven has signed a non-exclusive contract with Chevron Philippines to open its stores in selected Caltex gas stations nationwide.

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On July 11, 2021, coinciding with the 94th founding anniversary of the convenience store chain, 7-Eleven Philippines opened its 3, 000th store in Meycauayan, Bulacan.

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In 2006, Shell Singapore and 7-Eleven agreed to rebrand all 68 of its Shell Select convenience stores into 7-Eleven.

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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.

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In November 2005, 7-Eleven started offering the Speak Out Wireless cellphone service in Canada.

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In March 2016, 7-Eleven acquired 148 Imperial Oil-owned Esso gas stations in Alberta and British Columbia for C$2.

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In Mexico, the first 7-Eleven store opened in 1976 in Monterrey in association with Grupo Chapa and 7-Eleven, Inc under the name Super 7.

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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.

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In Brazil, during the 1990s, 7-Eleven had 17 stores in the city of Sao Paulo in a joint venture between Esteve S A Exportadora and Southland Corporation, but all closed due to high competition.

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The investigation found that many 7-Eleven employees were being underpaid at rates of around A$10 to A$14 per hour before tax, well under the legally-required minimum award rate of A$24.

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