US convenience store chain 7-Eleven has reported January 2005 sales of US$958.2m, an increase of 9.1% over January 2004 sales of $878.4m.

Total merchandise sales for January 2005 were $617.5m, compared to $583.6m a year earlier. US same-store merchandise sales for January 2005 increased 4.9%.

Dallas, Texas-based 7-Eleven operates or franchises approximately 5,800 7-Eleven stores in Canada and the US and licenses approximately 21,700 7-Eleven stores in 17 other countries and US territories throughout the world. During 2004, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $41bn.