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Beach vibes, robots and denim: Why 7-Eleven made our ‘Coolest Retailers’ list

7-Eleven may be known for its Slurpees and speedy service, but it’s also a business that has experimented with Instagrammable new store formats, fun new services and exclusive products. In fact, that’s the reason that it made Inside Retail Asia’s Coolest Retailers list this year. Founded in 1927 in Texas and owned by Japanese retail group Seven & I, 7-Eleven showed the world how convenience in shopping was done. Now with over 81,000 stores across 18 countries, it is continuing to find