7-Eleven has become the leader of convenience store retailing with 40,000 locations worldwide and an array of new products.
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Just a store on an ice dock
From humble beginnings dating back to 1927 in Oak Cliff, Texas, 7-Eleven was just a simple store called Southland Ice Co., that sold milk, eggs, bread and ice. Today, the chain of convenience stores is a retail powerhouse with 40,000 stores.