FamilyMart news

07 July 2015
FamilyMart unveils a new ‘Fun and Fresh’ initiative to boost fresh and ready-to-eat categories. Building core competence on high growth products FamilyMart plans to roll out the new strategy in its own stores, as well as UNY Group stores following the forthcoming merger. The initiative comprises of new product development and packaging design on its ready-to-eat ranges. This will incl...
06 July 2015
Amid a slowing economy and declining consumer confidence, the Indonesia Retailer Association is already forecasting a slowdown in sales growth during the current Ramadan period. Consumer confidence slowed again in June Indonesia recorded its slowest economic growth in five years at 4.7% in Q1 of this year. In line with this consumer confidence declined over the same period, before risin...
01 July 2015
Taiwanese retailer PX Mart has started accepting payment via Easycard, the widely used contactless card which was originally used for public transportation, in its 700+ stores in Taiwan. Easy checkout with Easycard Easycard is the ideal option for quick checkout of small amounts - shoppers can pay up to 1,000 TWD per transaction. There are currently 50 million cardholders in Taiwan and the ...
01 July 2015
Accelerating opening speed to pace market competition The retailer currently operates 40 stores, mainly concentrated in central Bangkok and the southern suburbs. However, it has announced an ambitious expansion target, Lawson expects to increase its presence nationwide and put pressure on its main competitors, 7-Eleven and FamilyMart. Lawson will also look to improve its in-store offer wit...
08 April 2015
Japanese convenience retailer FamilyMart reports non-consolidated total store sales up  8% to JPY 1.86tn in the year ending February 2015. Tough conditions and competition impact performance in Japan In Japan, FamilyMart faced a tougher performance compared to the previous year. Store openings slowed, with 781 net openings, against plans to add 1,200. Same store sales decreased -2.2...
01 April 2015
In Taiwan, leading convenience players 7-Eleven and FamilyMart are developing new mobile solutions including e-payment and iBeacon technology in order to create a seamless shopping experience. Capturing growth potential of ecommerce within the convenience channel President of Chain Store Corporation, operator of Taiwan’s leading convenience chain 7-Eleven, is developing its digital capabili...
16 March 2015
FamilyMart and Uny Group alliance: potential shake up in Japanese convenience FamilyMart, Japan's third largest convenience operator, has entered negotiations with Uny Group, operator of Circle K Sunkus convenience stores and other grocery retail outlets. The retailers are expected to sign a merger deal by September 2016. If completed the deal would catapult FamilyMart from third to...
13 November 2014
Convenience retailer FamilyMart plans to quadruple the number of private label products in its overseas stores, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. Expanded range, Japanese quality a key point of difference FamilyMart's private label product range in Japan comprises of close to 600 lines, compared to the 160 lines on sale in stores in Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam, which are a...
05 November 2014
FamilyMart and AEON-owned Kasumi have teamed up to create a new convenience format in Japan - FamilyMart Plus - combining the best elements of supermarkets and convenience stores, with a greater focus on fresh. Fresh products are core part of range FamilyMart Plus is located in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, and opened on 1 November. At 290 sq. m, it is twice the size of a standard FamilyM...
16 October 2014
As Seven & I, AEON, Lawson and FamilyMart announce their first half results, we assess their performance in the year so far and look ahead at strategies to win for the full year and beyond. Tough conditions, cautious optimism for full year All Japanese grocery players faced tough trading conditions in their domestic in the first half of the year, hit by the increase in consumption tax, p...