Yokado was founded
Name later changed from Meugaya
Yokado initiated its regular chain policy
Use of self-service/chain store management
The first Seven-Eleven store was opened
The birth of the Japanese-style convenience store and the establishment of a backbone of social infrastructure
The first Denny's restaurant was opened
Capital participation in US-based Southland Corporation (later 7-Eleven, Inc.)
IY Bank Co., Ltd. (later Seven Bank, Ltd.) was established
Seven-Eleven Japan exceeded 10.000 stores
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. was established
Millennium Retailing, Inc. (later Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd.) was made a wholly owned subsidiary
The birth of electronic money (nanaco), first to be issued by a distribution company
Seven Premium, a private brand across the Group, was launched
Seven-Eleven Japan exceeded 20,000 stores
Environmental initiative “GREEN CHALLENGE 2050” was formed.
Number of 7-Eleven stores worldwide exceeded 70,000.
100th anniversary of Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.
The Seven Premium Connect Declaration was announced.
York Co., Ltd. was established.
7-Eleven, Inc. acquired Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s U.S. convenience store and fuel retail businesses operating mainly under the Speedway brand.