7-Eleven

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7-Eleven is an international chain of convenience stores owned or licensed by Seven & I Holdings Co.. As of December 31, 2020, there were 72,506 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries,[1] making it the largest retail chain in the world.

Location history[edit | edit source]

Total stores, 1948-present

The table below gives the total number of 7-Eleven locations worldwide at the end of the indicated year, followed by a breakdown of the number of locations in each country. The table only includes stores under the 7-Eleven or Super Siete brand names, or stores in the process of being converted to the 7-Eleven brand. It does not include stores of other brands owned or operated by Southland Corporation, 7-Eleven Inc., or Seven & I Holdings Co. The table also makes no distinction between the corporate-owned, franchised, and/or licensed 7-Eleven branded stores in each country.

Founded in Texas in 1927 as the Southland Ice Company, 7-Eleven stores existed solely in the United States until the first locations in Canada opened in 1969. The first Super Siete store opened in Mexico in 1971. 7-Eleven expanded to Japan in 1974, and by 1994, its Japanese locations outnumbered its stores in the United States. Today, the chain also has over 1,000 locations in Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, the Philippines, and Malaysia. 7-Eleven stores also currently exist in Australia, Singapore, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Vietnam.

7-Eleven has also previously operated locations in the United Kingdom (1977–1998), Panama (1986–1994), Ireland (1987–1990), Brazil (1988–1999), Turkey (1988–2008), Indonesia (1988–1991 and 2009–2017), and the United Arab Emirates (2015–2020).[2][3]

Date Total USA CAN MEX JPN AUS GBR SWE TWN CHN SGP MYS PHL NOR PAN IRL ESP THA KOR BRA TUR IDN DNK UAE VNM Source
1948 81 81 [1]
1960 591 591 [2]
1963 1,052 1,052 [3]
1964 1,518 1,518 [4]
1965 1,887 1,887 [5]
1966 2,321 2,321 [6]
1967 2,605 2,605 [7]
1968 3,076 3,076 0 [8]
1969 3,537 3,530 7 [9]
1970 3,734 3,712 22 0 [10]
1971 4,460 4,410 49 1 [11]
1972 4,458 4,385 70 3 [12]
1973 4,901 4,822 75 4 0 [13]
1974 5,319 5,208 92 4 15 [14]
1975 5,808 5,631 106 4 67 [15]
1976 6,344 6,032 120 4 188 0 0 [16]
1977 6,952 6,452 144 4 348 3 1 0 [17]
1978 7,489 6,716 167 5 559 12 7 23 [18]
1979 8,003 6,961 202 9 774 17 14 26 0 [19]
1980 8,390 7,057 228 10 1,015 29 16 7 28 0 [20]
1981 8,819 7,180 248 18 1,247 40 16 16 46 8 [21]
1982 9,448 7,338 297 19 1,593 61 6 43 58 33 0 [22]
1983 9,992 7,477 337 32 1,909 64 0 47 62 59 5 0 0 [23]
1984 10,581 8,005[n 1] 44 2,217 69 15 49 64 95 18 3 2 [24]
1985 11,199 8,093 46 2,592 96 45 65 88 136 22 13 3 0 [25]
1986 11,774 8,166 61 2,924 119 52 68 122 183 44 31 3 1 0 0 0 [26]
1987 12,442 7,836 505 100 3,245 121 49 65 168 210 63 54 8 13 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 [27]
1988 [n 2]
1989
1990
1991 13,486 6,661 502 140 4,545 183 60 50 666 274 63 81 31 26 7 0 81 68 36 4 4 4 [28]
1992 13,760 6,335 494 158 4,974 181 52 37 709 289 67 86 35 29 8 66 158 56 14 12 0 0 [29]
1993 14,039 5,921 471 201 5,401 162 50 31 809 306 75 85 46 35 5 69 271 73 14 12 2 [30]
1994 14,608 5,796 461 213 5,809 153 51 22 925 329 84 87 66 37 0 69 399 75 14 10 8 [31]
1995 15,312 5,557 451 220 6,269 153 53 31 1,158 350 77 93 83 39 80 554 110 14 9 11 [32]
1996 16,275 5,581 455 218 6,765 162 55 37 1,346 361 81 101 105 41 83 714 125 14 9 22 [33]
1997 17,079 5,428 467 222 7,192 161 57 44 1,589 378 84 141 134 43 21 901 165 13 9 30 [34]
1998 18,233 5,611 475 236 7,605 177 0 47 1,908 398 89 151 149 45 20 1,105 171 9 7 30 [35]
1999 19,434 5,652 480 264 8,027 193 49 2,247 430 109 144 154 47 20 1,324 252 0 12 30 [36]
2000 21,142 5,708 490 295 8,478 247 49 2,641 464 124 176 156 54 17 1,521 680 13 29 [37]
2001 22,648 5,792 499 328 8,924 267 60 2,908 516 156 189 161 63 15 1,722 1,001 10 37 [38]
2002 24,434 5,833 496 366 9,447 284 70 3,187 604 174 215 168 71 15 2,042 1,401 43 18 [39]
2003 25,796 5,803 491 421 10,080 308 74 3,470 634 206 300 195 75 0 2,397 1,277 44 21 [40]
2004 27,332 5,624 488 491 10,615 345 74 3,680 808 261 460 257 78 2,861 1,179 65 46 [41]
2005 29,698 5,827 489 595 11,310 359 71 4,037 952 315 700 265 95 3,311 1,238 79 55 [42]
2006 31,835 6,109 469 675 11,735 368 73 4,385 1,105 345 838 287 105 3,785 1,421 74 61 [43]
2007 33,913 6,228 466 810 12,034 364 76 4,705 1,358 415 877 311 97 4,279 1,750 74 69 [44]
2008 35,738 6,320 462 969 12,298 378 96 4,800 1,512 435 1,013 368 183 4,778 1,995 0 0 131 [45]
2009 37,641 6,460 457 1,177 12,753 393 191 4,744 1,670 484 1,103 446 177 5,270 2,186 1 129 [46]
2010 40,293 6,723 465 1,223 13,232 415 189 4,750 1,711 549 1,212 551 173 5,790 3,145 21 144 [47]
2011 46,004 7,370 472 1,366 14,031 585 186 4,815 1,820 562 1,346 715 162 6,479 5,831 67 197 [48]
2012 49,494 8,068 477 1,498 14,807 595 189 4,852 1,919 570 1,407 829 161 6,822 6,986 117 197 [49]
2013 52,433 8,155 486 1,649 16,319 595 190 4,919 2,001 537 1,557 1,009 157 7,429 7,085 149 196 [50]
2014 54,996 8,152 494 1,826 17,206 611 192 5,040 2,064 493 1,745 1,282 156 8,127 7,231 187 190 0 [51]
2015 58,389 8,363 505 1,879 18,249 626 185 5,029 2,183 458 1,944 1,602 156 8,832 8,000 187 189 2 [52]
2016 61,554 8,563 514 1,878 19,171 646 183 5,107 2,357 417 2,122 1,995 154 9,542 8,556 155 187 7 0 [53]
2017 64,319 8,421 640 1,835 19,979 675 187 5,221 2,599 393 2,225 2,285 153 10,268 9,231 0 183 13 11 [54]
2018 67,656 9,352 622 1,801 20,876 692 146 5,369 2,816 393 2,287 2,550 149 10,988 9,400 174 14 27 [55]
2019 70,174 9,364 636 1,829 20,955 708 83 5,647 3,156 411 2,411 2,864 154 11,712 10,016 172 12 44 [56]
2020 72,506 9,530 629 1,822 21,167 714 84 6,024 3,412 423 2,413 2,978 152 12,432 10,501 173 0 52 [57]
Date Total USA CAN MEX JPN AUS GBR SWE TWN CHN SGP MYS PHL NOR PAN IRL ESP THA KOR BRA TUR IDN DNK UAE VNM Source
  1. Between 1984 and 1986, 7-Eleven stores in the United States and Canada were only listed together.
  2. Financial reports for the Southland Corporation between 1988 and 1990 are not currently available.

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