Founded in 1927, 7-Eleven is one of the world s largest chains that operates, franchises and licenses convenience stores. The chain operates more than 7,750 stores in North America. Its stores offer a selection of beverages, newspapers, dairy products, and bakery and consumable food items. The chain s stores also sell automated money orders, lottery tickets and long-distance phone cards. Its stores offer products under the 7-Select, Big Gulp, Big Bite, Slurpee and Caf Select brands. In addition, the chain s stores sell mugs, games, collectible straws, electronic items, and gift cards and wraps. 7-Eleven s stores operate several community-based programs, including the Operation Chill and Come Of Age. The chain additionally maintains over 35,000 stores in more than 15 countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The chain has annual sales revenue of over $53.7 billion. As a public company, 7-Eleven is a subsidiary of Seven & I Holdings Company, which is a Japan-based organization.