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7-Eleven’s Corporate Manifest Destiny

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BuzzFeed takes an exhaustive look at 7-Eleven’s corporate manifest destiny in action with their recent post 60 Photos Showing How 7-Eleven Has Rapidly Taken Over New York City – They’re Everywhere.

Some quick stats from the post:

There are 35 7-Elevens currently open in Manhattan.
30 of those have opened in the past 7 years.
23 have opened in the past 5 years.
And 12 have opened in the past 2 years.

7-Eleven has an additional 100 locations planned by 2017. After 7-Eleven opened next door to Kyung’s Gourmet Foods in Chelsea, shown above, they closed. After 7-Eleven opened next door to Gramercy Corner in Gramercy, also shown above, they closed too. You can see where this is going.

60 Photos Showing How 7-Eleven Has Rapidly Taken Over New York City [BuzzFeed]
How 7-Eleven plans to put the bodega out of business [New York Magazine]

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