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7-Eleven's August Sales Up 17.9%

U.S. same-store merch. sales rise 4.8%; gas 40.7%

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc.has reported total August 2005 sales of $1.2881 billion, an increase of 17.9% over August 2004 sales of $1.0921 billion.

Total merchandise sales for August 2005 were $762.6 million, an increase of 6.1% over the August 2004 total of $718.7 million. U.S. same-store merchandise sales for August 2005 increased 4.8%, on top of a 2.1% increase in August 2004.

Gasoline sales for August 2005 were $525.5 million, a 40.7% increase compared to $373.4 million in the prior-year [image-nocss] period. Average gallons sold per store increased 4.4% in August 2005 compared to an increase of 3.6% in August 2004. The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline for August 2005 was $2.55, compared to $1.89 in August 2004.

Year to date, U.S. same-store merchandise sales grew 5%, on top of 5.6% for 2004. Merchandise sales totaled $5.5752 billion, an increase of 5.6%. Gasoline sales totaled $3.2993 billion, an increase of 19.2%. Average gallons sold per store increased 1.3%, on top of 5.6% for 2004. The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline was $2.19, compared to $1.85 in 2004.

Dallas-based 7Eleven operates or franchises approximately 5,800 stores in the United States and Canada and licenses approximately 22,700 stores in 17other countries and U.S. territories throughout the world. During 2004, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of approximately $41 billion.

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