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7-Eleven: stores worldwide in 2020, by country

As of January 2020, there were over 70,200 7-Eleven convenience stores in operation around the world. 20,988 of these stores were located in Japan, making it the country with the most 7-Eleven stores globally.


The first chain convenience store in the U.S. was opened in Dallas, Texas in 1927. The chain was formerly known as Tote’m Stores and eventually came to be known as 7-Eleven in 1946. Today, they operate convenience stores around the world. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, United States. The company is part of the Seven & I Holdings Company., which is one of the top twenty retailers in the world.

Convenience Stores in the U.S.

A convenience store is a small retail business that stocks a range of everyday items such as snack foods, soft drinks, groceries, confectionery, tobacco products, over-the-counter drugs, toiletries, newspapers, and magazines. In the United States, many convenience stores are part of a gas station. As of 2018, there were over 153,000 convenience stores in operation throughout the United States. Sales within the convenience store industry are often split into two main categories: motor fuel and in-store. The majority of convenience store revenue is generated by motor fuel sales.

Number of 7-Eleven stores worldwide as of January 2020, by country

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January 2020



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