In laying out his growth goal, Furuya said that improved product quality has led to more higher-income customers visiting the chain in the United States.
Along with unit expansion in the United States, the company hopes to grow its average daily sales per unit to $7,800 to $8,800, up from about $4,900 at present.
The comments came after Mitsubishi Corp. announced plans last week to raise its stake in Seven-Eleven Japan rival
Lawson Inc. to a majority.
In 1991, the Japanese company then known as Ito-Yokado acquired The Southland Corp., Dallas, the U.S. operator of 7-Eleven stores. The global 7-Eleven business is now fully owned by Seven & i, with its approximately 60,000 convenience stores in 17 countries.
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises and licenses more than 10,700 convenience stores in the United States and Canada.