Nation's largest convenience store chain.
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh St., Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
CEO: Joseph DePinto
7-Eleven is the world's leading chain of convenience stores with over 50,900 stores in 16 countries. The stores are best known for their Big Gulp soft drinks and Slurpee frozen ice drinks. Many stores also sell gasoline.
The company operates, franchises and licenses more than 8,600 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Of the more than 7,700 stores the company operates and franchises in the United States, approximately 6,000 are franchised.
Outside of the U.S. and Canada, there are more than 42,300 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
A typical 7-Eleven store is between 2,400 and 3,000 square feet, and carries about 2,500 different items. 7-Eleven has the largest ATM network of any retailer in United States.
Of all U.S. retailers, 7-Eleven sells the most USA Today newspapers, cold beer, cold single-serve bottled water, cold Gatorade, fresh-grilled hot dogs, lottery tickets and money orders. The stores sell over 100 million hot dogs and 60 million donuts and pastries a year.
7-Eleven stores sell almost 38 million gallons of fountain drinks a year -- enough to fill approximately 51 Olympic-size swimming pools. 7-Eleven also sells 41 million gallons of milk each year -- enough for lots of milk mustaches! And enough to pour more than two glasses of milk for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In 2011, 7-11 stores generated $76.6 billion in sales worldwide.
7-Eleven, Inc. is privately held and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, and its affiliates on Nov. 9, 2005.
7-Eleven pioneered the convenience store concept in 1927 at the Southland Ice Company in Dallas. In addition to selling blocks of ice to refrigerate food, an enterprising ice dock employee began offering milk, bread and eggs on Sundays and evenings when grocery stores were closed. This new business idea produced satisfied customers and increased sales, and convenience retailing was born.
The company's first convenience outlets were known as Tote'm stores since customers "toted" away their purchases, and some even sported genuine Alaskan totem poles in front. In 1946, Tote'm became 7-Eleven to reflect the stores' new, extended hours - 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week. The company's corporate name was changed from The Southland Corporation to 7-Eleven, Inc. in 1999.
July 11 is the official birthday of the chain.
For full-time employees and their eligible dependents, 7-Eleven offers a consumer driven health program and a copay style plan through Aetna. If you elect medical coverage, you also are eligible for prescription drug coverage. A vision plan is available for full-time employees as well.
For part-time employees, an affordable basic medical plan is available, which includes a limited prescription drug benefit plan.
Two dental options are available to full-time employees including a preferred provider organization (PPO) and a prepaid dental program.
An affordable basic dental coverage plan is available for part time employees.
Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan
Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan is available to all employees after one year of employment.
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Occupational Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is available to store employees at no cost. In addition, Basic Term Life insurance is available at no cost to all employees. Optional Term Life and AD&D for additional coverage for full-time employees and their eligible dependents is available.
The company offers paid time off for holidays, vacation, sick time, jury duty and bereavement.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is administered by Aetna and offers counseling and a referral program. Employees can call a 24-hour, toll free number to talk with a qualified counselor about issues such as financial or legal problems, work-related issues, drug and alcohol dependency, or other emotional or social difficulties.
7-Eleven offers both short-term disability (STD) for all full-time employees and long-term disability (LTD) for all full-time hourly non-store employees.
Other Great Benefits
- Adoption Assistance Full time employees may receive up to $2,000 reimbursement for adoption expenses.
- Domestic Partner Benefits Full time employees can get medical, dental and vision coverage for same-sex domestic partners who are eligible for 7-Eleven health care benefits.
Updated September 14, 2013