Sunday, March 19, 2023

R.I.P. Masatoshi Ito, who expanded 7-Eleven to Japan


NPR - "Masatoshi Ito, who brought 7-Eleven convenience stores to Japan, has died"
BBC - "Masatoshi Ito, billionaire who made 7-Eleven a global giant, dies at 98"

"He died last Friday from old age, operator Seven & i Holdings said in a statement.

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to him for his kindness during his lifetime," the firm said.

There are more than 83,000 7-Eleven stores around the world, with a quarter of them located in Japan."

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