18 Facts About 7-Eleven

1. 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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2. In 1965, 7-Eleven began selling Slurpee drinks, then called Icee, in its US stores.

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3. In 1970, 7-Eleven released a vinyl record with two songs written just for the Slurpee.

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4. In 2007, a dozen 7-Eleven stores temporarily became fictional Kwik-E-Marts of "The Simpsons" lore, even selling real-life versions of the show's fictional products of Buzz Cola, KrustyO's cereal and Squishees.

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5. In 2009, 7-Eleven opened a commissary and distribution center in Bohemia that supplies the chain's stores in the region with fresh food.

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6. On this one day, 7-Eleven gives away about 500,000 gallons of Slurpees.

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7. In April 2014, 7-Eleven announced plans to start operating stores in Western Australia, with 11 stores planned to operate within the first year and a total of 75 stores established within five years.

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8. In March 2016, 7-Eleven acquired 148 Imperial Oil-owned Esso gas stations in Alberta and British Columbia for C$2.8 billion.

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

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10. In the 2010s, 7-Eleven left the Turkish market, transferring most of its stores to franchise owners.

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11. As of 2017, there are 2,285 7-Eleven stores all over The Philippines.

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12. In the Philippines, 7-Eleven is run by the Philippine Seven Corporation.

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

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14. As of 2012, 7-Eleven had 964 stores in Hong Kong, of which 563 were operated by franchisees.

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

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16. In 2012, 7-Eleven began Operation Take-Back, where the corporate headquarters covertly attempted to terminate franchise agreement with franchisees.

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

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18. 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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