7-Eleven Prepares to Open Stores in Laos

The world’s largest c-store chain will now have stores in 20 countries.

September 01, 2020

VIENTIANE, Laos—7-Eleven continues to expand its presence globally with plans for seven stores in The Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The world’s largest convenience retailer has signed a master franchise agreement with CP ALL LAOS CO., LTD, to operate the stores, and the first is expected to open in Vientiane, the capital city, 7-Eleven announced.

With the addition of Laos, CP ALL now holds licensing agreements to operate 7-Eleven stores in three Asian countries, including its home country of Thailand and in Cambodia.

“With its remarkable success in Thailand, I can think of no one better than CP ALL to bring the 7-Eleven brand to consumers in Laos,” said Joe DePinto, president and CEO, 7-Eleven. “This relationship promises to bring additional jobs and economic opportunities throughout region.”

CP ALL plans to build stores that will modernize the small retail environment and provide shoppers with greater convenience. The outlets will sell internationally popular products and immediately consumable fresh foods developed for regional tastes.

In 1988, CP ALL was established to operate 7-Eleven stores in Thailand under an exclusive licensing agreement. The first Thailand 7-Eleven store opened in Bangkok in 1989, and CP ALL now operates more than 12,000 outlets in the country.

Laos will be the 20th country where 7-Eleven stores operate. Other countries and/or regions include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong), the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, India and Cambodia.