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13 August

The History of 7-Eleven


Before there were Starbucks on every corner, there used to be 7-Elevens everywhere.  The History of Business blog brings us the history of 7-Eleven…

The company started by John Jefferson Green 1927 as Southland Ice Company in Dallas. In addition to selling blocks of ice to refrigerate food, an enterprising ice dock employee began offering milk, bread and eggs on Sundays and evenings when grocery stores were closed. This new business idea produced satisfied customers and increased sales, and convenience retailing was born!

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