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July 7, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rummaging through coat pockets, purses and automobile glove compartments, lottery players in West Los Angeles made a frantic last-minute search Thursday for a $25-million winning ticket that expired at midnight. The missing Lotto ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven store at 11656 Wilshire Blvd. for the Jan. 8 drawing. Unclaimed for 180 days, the ticket was set to automatically expire at midnight--making it what officials said would be the largest unpaid lottery jackpot in California history.
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December 15, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
7-Eleven Inc., the largest U.S. convenience-store company, said it planned to add 30% more North American outlets and would start selling hot meals to fend off rival chains and supermarkets encroaching on its territory. The Dallas-based company, bought by Tokyo-based Seven & I Holdings Co. last year, operates and franchises 6,100 stores selling snacks, slush drinks and soda in the U.S. and Canada. 7-Eleven intends to raise that number to about 8,000 by 2010.
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December 9, 1997 | ERIC RIMBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The next time you walk into a 7-Eleven to buy cigarettes or beer and you look underage, a clerk will probably ask to scan your driver's license. A small electronic device will allow clerks to quickly determine whether you're old enough to make the purchase. The scanner reads information coded onto a magnetic strip on the back of a driver's license or state-issued ID, which includes a person's name, birth date, address, height and weight. The device, developed by VeriFone Inc.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Convenience-store leader 7-Eleven Inc., the nation's largest retailer of tobacco products, has agreed to toughen its procedures to catch underage shoppers who try to buy tobacco products. In a deal covering stores in about 30 states, including California, 7-Eleven agreed not to place tobacco signs next to products popular with minors, to ban vending machines for tobacco and remove outward-facing window signs for tobacco within 500 feet of schools or playgrounds.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Southland Corp., parent of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday after two Japanese companies formally pumped $430 million in cash into the retailer by buying 70% of its stock. Southland's Chapter 11 reorganization plan, approved by a bankruptcy judge Feb. 21, proposed the $430-million purchase of Southland by Ito Yokado Co. and Seven-Eleven Japan Co.
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November 17, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They tried police patrols, curfews on arcade games and bright lights. Now officials at Southland Corp. are hoping that Thousand Oaks youths who hear the violin strains of a Brandenburg concerto at their local 7-Eleven store will take their Slurpees and run. For two weeks now, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, Southland has been dousing the store with Muzak as a sort of defense system against hordes of loitering youths, hoping to drive them away.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Convenience-store leader 7-Eleven Inc., the nation's largest retailer of tobacco products, has agreed to toughen its procedures to catch underage shoppers who try to buy tobacco products. In a deal covering stores in about 30 states, including California, 7-Eleven agreed not to place tobacco signs next to products popular with minors, to ban vending machines for tobacco and remove outward-facing window signs for tobacco within 500 feet of schools or playgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995
The former manager of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Studio City pleaded no contest Thursday to increasing prices of food and other supplies after the Northridge earthquake. Mohiuddin (Dallas) Chowdhury admitted raising the prices of items sold at the store by more than 10% to capitalize on the needs of people affected by the Jan. 17, 1994, temblor, said Mike Qualls of the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995
The 7-Eleven mini-market that opened in Montebello Wednesday looks a lot like other 7-Eleven stores in the area: The "Slurpee" soda machines are in place, and the aisles are stocked with the latest snacks. But unlike many other markets, this shop is not being operated by a for-profit franchisee.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The struggling parent of the 7-Eleven retail chain and the Japanese investors seeking to buy control of the company announced a new bond-swap proposal Thursday in an effort to keep the deal from collapsing. Southland Corp., the nation's biggest convenience-store firm, also disclosed that it will not make interest payments due today on some of its $1.8 billion in junk bonds. Analysts were encouraged by the bond-swap offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After encountering strong community opposition, 7-Eleven officials have withdrawn a liquor store application for a new store to be built across the street from a Southwest Los Angeles school. At an area Planning Commission hearing Tuesday, 7-Eleven representatives announced they had withdrawn their application to sell beer and wine at a store across the street from an elementary school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As children walk to and from Coliseum Elementary School, they must navigate around gangs, drugs and violence on a daily basis. Their neighborhood is well known to every officer in the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division. At least 88 stores in a nine-mile radius already have liquor licenses, police say. The last thing area residents need there, officers said, is a 7-Eleven store selling alcohol across the street from where the children go to class.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rummaging through coat pockets, purses and automobile glove compartments, lottery players in West Los Angeles made a frantic last-minute search Thursday for a $25-million winning ticket that expired at midnight. The missing Lotto ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven store at 11656 Wilshire Blvd. for the Jan. 8 drawing. Unclaimed for 180 days, the ticket was set to automatically expire at midnight--making it what officials said would be the largest unpaid lottery jackpot in California history.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1999 | From Washington Post
Sometime in December, 7-Eleven employees plan to remove the promotional signs for Colombian coffee from stores and replace them with banners that go something like this: Y2K Ready--4U! Inside, customers will find shelves bulging with extra quantities of bottled water, canned tuna, candles, flashlights and videos that explain how to prepare for power outages and other emergencies that may erupt when the year 2000 begins. Virtually alone among major retailers, 7-Eleven Inc.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1998 | From Reuters
Along with soft drinks, prepaid phone cards, six packs of beer and gasoline, Southland Corp. has recently started aggressively promoting wine in its 7-Eleven convenience stores. The 3,200 7-Eleven units in the United States allowed to carry wines under local liquor ordinances now stock up to 30 different kinds of varietal and premium brands, at prices ranging from $5.99 to $14.99 a bottle, said Dennis Phelps, the retailer's category manager for beer and wine.
BUSINESS
December 9, 1997 | ERIC RIMBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The next time you walk into a 7-Eleven to buy cigarettes or beer and you look underage, a clerk will probably ask to scan your driver's license. A small electronic device will allow clerks to quickly determine whether you're old enough to make the purchase. The scanner reads information coded onto a magnetic strip on the back of a driver's license or state-issued ID, which includes a person's name, birth date, address, height and weight. The device, developed by VeriFone Inc.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1997 | SUSAN ABRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advertising is coming to the really small screen. Beginning today, 15-second commercials will appear on some automated teller machines in San Diego while the machines process transactions. Ads for Nissan vehicles and 20th Century Fox movies will play on the screens of specially rigged ATMs in 165 7-Eleven stores in San Diego. The company that operates the machines, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems, plans to test the ads through February.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995
The 7-Eleven mini-market that opened in Montebello Wednesday looks a lot like other 7-Eleven stores in the area: The "Slurpee" soda machines are in place, and the aisles are stocked with the latest snacks. But unlike many other markets, this shop is not being operated by a for-profit franchisee.
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