Thursday, July 5, 2007

7-Eleven

I just found out that not every 7-eleven operate twenty four seven. This picture was taken when I was on my way to the office and it was 7.40 am in the morning.

So I decided to do some "research" to fulfill my curiosities and the information I got from the Wikipedia are:

7-Eleven is an international franchisor, licensor, and operator of a chain of convenience stores. The company was founded in 1927 in Oak Cliff, Texas, USA, which is now part of Dallas, Texas, when an employee of Southland Ice Company started selling milk, eggs and bread from an ice dock. The original location was an improvised storefront at Southland Ice Company, an ice-manufacturing plant. Although small grocery stores and general merchandisers were present in the immediate area, the managers of the ice plant discovered that selling "convenience items" such as bread and milk was popular. Eventually, several locations would open up in the Dallas area. Initially, these stores were open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., hours unprecedented in their length, hence the name. The company began to use the 7-Eleven name in 1946.

Malaysian 7-Elevens are owned by Convenience Shopping Sdn. Bhd. (CSSB). Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd (CCSB) was incorporated on 4 June 1984. CSSB is the pioneer of 24-hour convenience stores in Malaysia via its franchise of 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia.

5 comments:

Who knows said...

I think the one either closed or the employee who supposed duty on the day is on MC..

So, dun simply MC woh..

~The Mighty Blogger~ said...

I had been passing by that 7-eleven a few times...But it was closed. But when I passed by in the evening, it is opened =)

Anonymous said...

insufficient manpower... ?! imagine only 1 staff on duty... I don't think he/she can work 24 hours -_-"

~The Mighty Blogger~ said...

Insufficient Manpower...I think this might be the reason! And why wasting resources opening 24 hrs per day? =)

Jas Abd said...

i'm one of the workers in 7-11 in malaysia.there are some stores that operates 7am-11pm,10am-10pm etc, but the one which operates 24hrs will open every day 24/7, 365 days a year UNLESS some one died inside the store...NO Compromise!