top 10 chains of convenience stores in the world

Top 10 Biggest Convenience Stores in the World

Conveniences stores, also known as corner shops or neighborhood shops, present themselves as the stores always near you. Their product assortment tends to be much more limited compared to that of supermarkets or hypermarkets, but they make up for it by making sure you won’t have to go long ways to reach them. Convenience stores are thus perfect for small spontaneous shopping needs. It is, therefore, no surprise that convenience stores are the most common type of retail business in the world.

Unlike supermarkets let alone hypermarkets, convenience stores usually are not built as big standalone structures. Instead, they tend to be integrated into other buildings, occupying merely one level of the building (usually the first/ground floor). The total sales area of a convenience store seldom exceeds 5,000 square feet or 500 square meters (regional differences may apply) and it is never larger than 10,000 square feet. Not surprisingly, you will find most convenience stores in urban areas with relatively high population densities where these stores can most efficiently serve a maximum number of people. Additionally, convenience stores are often also integrated within gas stations in many parts of the world.

While many convenience stores are still independently run these days, most are part of large store chains with multiple locations not just within one city, but within entire countries, in multiple countries, or even globally on multiple continents.

The following list ranks the Top 10 biggest convenience store chains in the world based on the number of chain stores each of them runs.

Note: Only convenience stores are counted here. Other types of retail businesses, such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, drug stores, or online stores, are not part of this ranking.

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Top 10 Biggest Chains of Convenience Stores in the World

top 10 convenience stores in the world

1. 7-Eleven


2. Easy Joy


3. FamilyMart


4. Meiyijia


5. uSmile


6. OXXO


7. Indomaret


8. Alfamart


9. Pyaterochka


10. Magnit


The Top 10 Biggest Chains of Convenience Stores in the World

(as of 2022)

Top 10 Biggest Convenience Store Chains in the World:
1. 7-ELEVEN
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~78,100
2. EASY JOY
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~27,600
3. FAMILYMART
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~25,000
4. MEIYIJIA
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~22,500
5. USMILE
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~20,400
6. OXXO
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~20,200
7. INDOMARET
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~19,900
8. ALFAMART
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~18,400
9. PYATEROCHKA
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~18,300
10. MAGNIT
Number of convenience store locations worldwide: ~15,500

The top 10 biggest convenience store chains in the world by number of convenience store locations worldwide. Only convenience stores are counted here. Other forms of retail stores (supermarkets, hypermarkets, online stores, drug stores, etc.) are disregarded here.


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