In 2018, 7-Eleven closed on the acquisition of approximately 1,030 Sunoco LP company-owned c-stores in 17 states under the Sunoco and Stripes brands for $3.114 billion.

This acquisition was at that time the largest in 7-Eleven’s history and brought the retailer’s total store count to approximately 9,700 in the United States and Canada.

"Part of what makes brand 7-Eleven so iconic is our global presence and our continued growth," 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto said at the time. "The acquisition of over 1,000 Sunoco stores supports our accelerated growth strategy."

7-Eleven retained the Stripes c-store brand and the Laredo Taco foodservice brand and has expanded the Mexican foodservice program.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled that the acquisition, originally pegged at about 1,100 c-stores, would violate federal antitrust law and would harm competition in 76 markets. Under the terms of the consent agreement that allowed the deal to go forward, 7-Eleven sold 26 retail fuel outlets that it owns to Sunoco, and Sunoco retained 33 fuel outlets that 7-Eleven otherwise would have acquired.