7-Eleven International closes 7-Eleven Australia acquisition

Deal adds more than 750 stores to retail giant's portfolio.
Exterior of 7-Eleven Australia store
Supplied: 7-Eleven Inc.

It's official: 7-Eleven International has added more than 750 stores to its portfolio following the acquisition of 7-Eleven Australian

"We are thrilled to become one team and create stronger synergy with 7-Eleven Australia," Ken Wakabayashi, president and CEO of 7-Eleven International, said in a release. "For nearly 50 years, the 7-Eleven Australia team has built the legacy of the brand as a top choice for convenience. Together, we can enhance customer experience in the store."

The two companies announced the A$1.71 billion deal ($1.1 billion) in November 2023. 

At the time, they cited opportunities to transform 7-Eleven Australia's merchandise and fuel offer, expand product assortment and introduce new high-quality fresh foods.

"It is about continuing to grow our store network in Australia and providing unrivalled customer experiences and quality products," said Angus McKay, 7-Eleven Australia CEO and managing director. "My team and I are looking forward to taking advantage of 7-Eleven International's deep experience in convenience retailing with the leadership of Executive Chairman, Shin Abe.

7-Eleven International LLC is a joint venture of 7-Eleven, Inc. and Seven-Eleven Japan, Co. Ltd., which are owned by the holding company, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. Globally, the 7-Eleven trademark is represented in over 84,000 stores in 20 countries and regions. 7-Eleven International operates or master franchises approximately 48,000 stores in 16 countries and regions. 7-Eleven, Inc. operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 15,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd. operates and franchises more than 21,000 stores in Japan. 

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