On July 18, the Japanese company announced that 7-Eleven’s U.S. operations reported the highest operating income in its history, and saw a 3.4-percent comparable store sales increase during the first quarter of 2019, with fresh food and 7-Select private brand products driving results, reported the Dallas Morning News.
Looking forward, the company intends to continue down this path and lend some of Japan’s strengths to the United States branch.
“The development and improvement of fast food items is important and something which we will be doing going forward,” Tokyo-based Seven & I Holdings wrote in its Q1 report. “We also believe changing public perceptions of 7-Eleven in the United States to be important. In order to change public perception when it comes to buying food products at 7-Eleven, like is common in Japan, we will be strengthening store cleanliness and improving customer service.”