Indonesia: 7-Eleven finds popularity isn’t enough to survive in market

Chains are used to lock the front door of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Jakarta, Indonesia June 27, 2017. The signs say 'Shop Closed'. REUTERS/Agoes Rudianto

When 7-Eleven opened its first Indonesian outlets in 2009, it made a bet that hip cafe-like versions of its globally recognised convenience stores would pull in hordes of young, urban consumers.

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