7-Eleven Plans 630 New Stores in 2012

7-Eleven Inc. intends to add 630 new branded convenience stores to its U.S. and Canada roster before yearend 2012. Most of these new locations were acquired or transitioned from another brand. So far in 2102, 7-Eleven acquired 55 locations from Sam’s Mart in the Carolinas and 51 from ExxonMobil in North Texas.

Jacksonville, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. are two new markets being re-opened where 7-Eleven previously had operated stores until the 1980s. The company previously announced plans to grow its 20-store presence in Manhattan to 135 units by 2017.

Based in Dallas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 9,200 7-Eleven stores in North America. Globally, there are approximately 46,400 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2011, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $76.6 billion. <<…>>