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1970~1980~1990~2000~2010~

  • 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
    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
    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
    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 IYBank Co., Ltd.(currently Seven Bank, Ltd.), through joint investment with Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.
  • May
    Installation of IYBank(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 Co., Ltd was established.
  • 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
    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.
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