7-Eleven 1 is the largest petrol and convenience retailer in Australia. The company is privately owned by the Withers and Barlow families.
7-Eleven is one of the largest private companies in Australia, second only to Visy Industries 2. The company has a license to operate and franchise 7-Eleven stores in Australia from the US based 7-Eleven Inc.
The first Australian store was opened in August 1977. Today 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd. operates approximately 600 stores in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and most recently, Western Australia.
Franchising always has been, and always will be, our chosen route for serving our customers. Our Franchisees and their staff are the face of 7-Eleven. They represent our brand and deliver our offer to our customers.
Through its store network, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd. conducts more than 180 million transactions a year, serving an average six customers per second, generating sales of approximately $3.4 billion.
Worldwide, 7-Eleven operates more than 53,500 stores in 18 countries, and is opening approximately six stores per day somewhere in the world.
A History of Convenience
1 7-Eleven is registered as 7-Eleven Stores Pty. Ltd. 2 BRW top 500 private companies August 2013 - excluding superannuation funds 3 Millward Brown, June 2014