7‑Eleven, Inc., the company that introduced convenience retailing to the world more than 90 years ago, has hit a major growth milestone – topping 70,000 stores.
Shoppers can visit the world’s largest convenience retailer in 17 countries and regions around the globe. The first 7‑Eleven store in India is expected to open this year, expanding the company’s operations to 18 countries.
“Over 93 years we have grown from a small local ice house in Oak Cliff, Texas to a global and iconic brand that is 70,000 stores strong. That strength is due to a relentless focus on meeting the needs of our customers. We will continue to place our customers at the forefront of all we do,” said 7‑Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto.
Last year, 7‑Eleven opened one store approximately every 3.5 hours. As 7‑Eleven continues to grow, the company remains focused on its role as a good corporate citizen, addressing social and environmental issues important to customers and the communities in which they live and work.