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7-Eleven, Inc. was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1927. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the world’s largest convenience retail chain. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company operates, franchises and licenses approximately 7,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Of the close to 6,000 stores the company operates and franchises in the United States, more than 4,700 are franchised.  Overseas, 7-Eleven licensees and affiliates operate more than 29,700 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

7-Eleven has been the leader in franchising and licensing in the convenience store industry for 46 years. The company entered franchising in 1964, signed its first United States area licensing agreement in 1968, and signed the first international licensing agreement with Mexico in 1971. The following details 7-Eleven's licensing operations as of January 1, 2010.



First Store Opened

Number of Locations

More Information
United States 1968 584 US Licensees
Canada + 1969 457 Profile
Mexico 1971 1,180 Web site*
Japan 1971 12,753 Web site*
Australia 1977 397 Web site*
Sweden 1978 191 Web site*
Taiwan 1980 4,735 Web site*
China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou & Macau) 1981, 1992, 1996, and 2005, respectively 1,680 Web site*
Singapore 1983 493 Web site*
Philippines 1984 469 Web site*
Malaysia 1984 1,115 Web site*
Norway 1986 177 Web site*
South Korea 1989 2,282 Web site*
Thailand 1989 5,409 Web site*
Denmark 1993 126 Web site*
Beijing, PRC 2004 93 Web site*
Shanghai, PRC 2009 20  
Indonesia 2009 5  
+ A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of 7-Eleven, Inc.


United States Licensees
In the United States, six (6) licensees operate within the following territories:
Licensee Name Area of Operation More Information
Garb-Ko, Inc. (1968) Portions of Michigan, Indiana (Indianapolis), and Ohio (Columbus) Web site*

Handee Marts, Inc (1969) Portions of Pennsylvania and Ohio Web site*
Seven-Eleven Hawaii, Inc. Hawaii Web site*
Resort Retailers (1988) Utah (Park City) Web site*
Prima Marketing West Virginia (central and western), portions of eastern Ohio Web site*
Southwest Convenience Stores, Inc. Texas (western), New Mexico Profile
Of these, Garb-Ko and Handee Marts offer individual store franchises to qualified applicants.

Internationally, the following territories offer individual franchise opportunities: Australia, China (Beijing, Guangdong Province), Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand. 

*ATTENTION: Links intended to navigate you to the website of a 7-Eleven Area Licensee. All 7-Eleven Area Licensees are independent licensees who own and operate or franchise 7-Eleven convenience stores, and 7-Eleven has limited control over the content or privacy policies of any of the Area Licensee sites that you may link to from this site, or their advertisers. The terms and conditions, and privacy policies, of those websites (if any) may differ substantially from those on the official 7-Eleven website. If you visit an Area Licensee’s linked site, please be aware that the Area Licensee or third-party operating any such site may have access to any information you submit via that site. 7-Eleven is not responsible in any way if an Area Licensee or a third party does not establish or abide by its own privacy policy. We suggest always checking the privacy policy in each site that you visit before submitting any personal information to that site. Links to third party sites do not imply that 7-Eleven has reviewed or endorsed those sites or the content of those sites.

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