History

1970~

  • 1973
  • November
York Seven Co., Ltd., established Licensing agreement and area service contract concluded with The Southland Corporation, USA (currently Seven-Eleven, Inc.)
  • 1974
  • May
First store opened (Toyosu Store, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
  • 1975
  • June
24-hour operations (Toramaru Store, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture) begun
  • 1976
  • May
Total number of stores reached 100
  • September
Integration of suppliers and joint delivery started
  • 1978
  • January
Corporate name changed to Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.
  • August
Ordering using Terminal Seven launched
  • 1979
  • October
Listing on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

1980~

  • 1980
  • November
Total number of stores reached 1,000
  • 1981
  • August
Listing on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 1982
  • October
POS system introduced EOB ordering system introduced
  • 1984
  • February
Total number of stores reached 2,000
  • 1985
  • May
Introduction of computers able to display graphic data
  • August
Introduction of interactive registers able to transmit information to and from the headquarters and stores
  • 1987
  • March
Three-times-a-day delivery of cooked rice items started
  • April
Total number of stores reached 3,000
  • October
Payment of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., bills becomes possible at 7-Eleven stores
  • 1988
  • March
Payment of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., bills becomes possible at 7-Eleven stores
  • November
Control system to keep cooked rice items at 20celsius in factories, delivery trucks, and display cases started
  • 1989
  • June
Payment of NHK receiving fees becomes possible at 7-Eleven stores
  • November
Introduction of prepaid cards
  • December
The Southland Corporation's Hawaii operations acquired

1990~

  • 1990
  • June
Total number of stores reached 4,000
  • September
Introduction of Fourth-Generation Total Information System
  • 1991
  • March
Acquisition of The Southland Corporation's equity and participation in management
  • May
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) launched
  • 1992
  • February
Store image refreshment begun
  • October
Introduction of new executive office information system
  • 1993
  • February
Total number of stores reached 5,000
  • November
"Seven-Eleven Midorino Kikin" established
  • 1994
  • April
Large ice-cream display cases installed
  • October
Chilled open cases installed
  • November
Sale of ski lift pass vouchers launched
  • 1995
  • May
Total number of stores reached 6,000
  • June
Payment for mail-order purchases becomes possible at 7-Eleven stores
  • 1996
  • January
Introduction of new display cases
  • March
Introduction of weather information system
  • April
Sale of international phone cards launched
  • October
Introduction of color photocopiers
  • November
Sale of game software launched
  • 1997
  • June
Total number of stores reached 7,000
  • November
Introduction of Fifth-Generation Total Information System
  • December
Introduction of power saving devices in 7-Eleven stores
  • 1998
  • May
Sale of music CDs launched
  • October
Launch of magazines and periodicals subscription service
  • 1999
  • March
Sales of nutritional drinks launched
  • November
Total number of stores reached 8,000 Launch of e-Shopping! Books service (currently Seven and Y Corp.) Payment service for Internet shopping introduced

2000~

  • 2000
  • February
Establishment of e-commerce company, 7dream.com
(service commenced in July 2000)
  • August
Establishment of meal delivery service company, Seven-Meal Service Co., Ltd.(service commenced in September 2000)
  • 2001
  • April
Establishment of IY Bank Co., Ltd.(currently Seven Bank, Ltd.), through joint investment with Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.
  • May
Installation of IY Bank(currently Seven Bank, Ltd.) ATMs in stores begins
  • August
Introduction of original fast foods free of food additives and artificial colorings
  • 2002
  • February
Total number of stores reached 9,000
  • May
Installation of open display cases usable for refrigerated and hot beverages begun
  • November
Launch of ticket issuing service using Multifunction Copiers
  • 2003
  • August
Total number of stores reached 10,000
  • 2004
  • January
Establishment of SEVEN-ELEVEN (BEIJING) CO., LTD., as a joint venture
  • April
First store in the People's Republic of China opened (Dongzhimen Store, Dongcheng District, Beijing)
  • May
Barrier-free stores started developing
  • November
Opticfiber communications introduced Launch of new Multifunction Copies with printing functions for digital cameras
  • 2005
  • February
7-Eleven, Inc., became a subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan.
  • June
Total number of IY Bank (currently Seven Bank, Ltd.) ATMs installed at Seven-Eleven stores reached 10,000
  • August
Delisting on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • September
The holdings company, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd., established Listing Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd., on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • November
7-Eleven, Inc., became a fully owned subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan Total number of stores reached - 11,000
  • 2006
  • May
Affiliation with ticket seller, Entertainment Plus Inc., and services started Introduction of Sixth-Generation Integrated Information System
  • 2007
  • March
"Otoriyose-bin" services using Internet launched
  • April
Introduction of proprietary "nanaco" electronic money system
  • August
The sale of Seven Premium was launched.
  • October
The sale of in-store cooked fast food items, using a flyer, was launched
  • December
The integration of information media and retail business, Nittele Seven Co., Ltd. Was established.
  • 2008
  • February
The number of stores exceeded 12,000.
  • April
SEVEN-ELEVEN (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO., LTD. was launched.
  • 2009
  • January
Seven Culture Network Co., Ltd. was established.
  • June
Test-marketing of OTC drugs 24 hours a day was launched.
  • December
The service of Seve Net Shopping was launched.
Business and capital tie-up with PIA corporation.

2010~

  • 2010
  • February
Administrative services i.e. issuance of copies of residence and seal registration certificates from multi-functional copiers was launched.(Some local governments)
  • March
7-Eleven Midorino Kikin was incorporated as a general incorporated foundation and was renamed the Seven-Eleven Memorial Foundation.
  • June
A credit carad payment service was launched.
  • December
The number of global stores exceeded 40,000.
SEVEN-ELEVEN (CHENGDU) Co., Ltd. was established.
  • 2011
  • March
Acquired 7-Eleven's trademark right in Japan.
  • May
Thoroughly renewed original products - the contents, logos and packaging.
Shopping assistance mobile truck, Seven Ansin Otodokebin was launchd.
The full-scale introduction of power-aving measures such as using LED for in-store lighting and storefront signs.
  • July
The introduction of island cooler was launched.
  • 2012
  • January
Total sales amount of all chain stores exceeded 3 trillion yen.
Issuance of tax statements from multi-functional copiers was launched.
(Not applicable to all local governments)
  • May
Sales of the Seven Lifestye brand was launched.
  • July
A delivery service using the super-compact electric vehicle, Seven Rakuraku Otodokebin was launched.
  • October
SEJ Asset Management & Investment Company was established.
  • 2013
  • January
Sales of Seven Café was launched.
  • February
The number of stores exceeded 15,000.
  • March
The number of global stores exceeded 50,000.
  • November
40th Anniversary of Seven-Eleven Business.
  • December
The first 7-Eleven stores were opened in Chongqing, China.
  • 2014
  • October
SEVEN CAFÉ DOUGHNUT was launched.
  • December
Tax exemption service was launched.
  • 2015
  • February
Total sales amount of all chain stores exceeded \ 4 trillion.
  • October
The first 7-Eleven stores were opened in the United Arab Emirates.
  • December
Omni7 was launched.
  • 2016
  • February
First 7-Eleven store equipped with a hydrogen station was opened.

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