Key Developments: New products; continued growth of same-store profits.
What's Next: Tech development; 100 to 150 new U.S. stores.
With 27,900 stores worldwide, 7-Eleven, Dallas, has found its 28 million daily customers' tastes vary by region. Detroit customers purchase the most Slurpees; Long Island, N.Y., patrons consume the most coffee; Colorado customers prefer nachos; and Washington, D.C., shoppers are partial to hot dogs.
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