With a whopping 46,004 stores to its name, 7-Eleven is the largest chain store in the world. But that massive size hasn’t impeded the firm’s ability to grow quickly, as it posted robust revenue growth of 30% in 2011. And even with such a massive worldwide presence, there is still room to grow. One such place is New York City, where the company is staging a charm offensive on the city’s many corner stores — enticing them to become 7-Eleven franchises. If the firm can expand into the heart of urban America, there’s no telling how many Jamaican beef patties it can hawk.
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