7-Eleven the World’s Largest Convenience Retailer What started out as an ice house in Dallas, Texas, back in 1927 has grown and evolved into the world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores.
The company operates, franchises and licenses close to 8,700 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Of the more than 7,800 stores the company operates and franchises in the United States, approximately 6,200 are franchised. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, there are more than 44,100 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

7-Eleven is the world’s largest convenience store chain with close to 53,000 stores in 16 countries, of which more than 10,350 are in North America.

Resort Retailers – A Utah Family Run Business
Resort Retailers is a family-based business that has been operating 7-Eleven convenience stores for 26 years. Dan Slaugh, the President, says the chain began in 1988 with five stores in the Park City and Heber City area. Over time, the number of stores increased to nine in that area. In 2013, it purchased the four convenience stores owned by Walkers in Moab, including stores in Moab, Kanab, Hurricane, and Heber. The latest acquisition includes five more stores from Black Oil in southern Utah.