FamilyMart news

19 August 2014
As competition in Japan's highly developed convenience market increases, retailers are launching new outlets aimed at delivering differentiation and attracting new customers. FamilyMart launches karaoke stores FamilyMart has partnered up with Daiichikosho Co. karaoke to launch three stores that feature karaoke facilities. The latest store of this type to launch in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture,...
07 July 2014
Yihaodian and FamilyMart have entered into a partnership that will allow customers to collect and pay for orders made online at Yihaodian at 300 FamilyMart stores in Shanghai. Customers will need to show some identification and present a verification code, sent by Yihaodian to their mobile phone, when they collect the order. Both retailers seeking to provide multichannel offer Click & coll...
02 July 2014
MBV Retail Holdings Corp. plans to step up its convenience store expansion in the Philippines. The company has announced that it wants to open 100 new All Day c-stores, which formerly operated under the Finds banner, by the end of the year. Convenience to grow rapidly over the next five years All Day, which is owned by MBV Retail Holdings Corp. the retail arm of the Philippines' Villar Grou...
24 June 2014
Partnered with the Ting Hsin Group, Family Mart entered China in 2004. After 10 years of expansion in China, Family Mart is going to open its first store in Beijing in July. Expansion with HQ in Shanghai Since the opening of the first store in Shanghai in 2004, Family Mart has expanded into nearby cities, Hangzhou and Suzhou as well as cities in the South, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, where shopp...
11 June 2014
The convenience retailer plans store openings outside of Shanghai as the ten year old business aims to break into profit this year. Up to ten new cities over next five years The local franchise owner Ting Hsin Group, reports a strong performance, with same store sales growth of 12% this year to date. In 2013 the business broke even, and hopes to break into profit in 2014. Cities targ...
27 May 2014
FamilyMart has partnered with restaurant company Fujio to open their dining concept convenience stores in Tokyo this summer, The Japan Times reports. Convenience and food service concept: recipe for success FamilyMart has partnered with Fujio Food System Co. to launch new outlets that will combine convenience and restaurant facilities. Food-to-go and cafe concepts are a strong growth area ...
10 April 2014
Japanese convenience retailer FamilyMart reports net sales growth 8.7% to JPY 1.7tn for its non-consolidated stores network and forecasts double digit growth in the year ahead. Network expansion fuelling growth A continuous program of store openings is fuelling FamilyMart's growth: in Japan same store sales declined 0.4% last year, but sales were boosted by the addition of 1,066 net st...
03 April 2014
Japanese convenience retailer FamilyMart has announced plans to sell its share in BGF Retail, which operates the CU with FamilyMart store network in South Korea. FamilyMart to reorganise overseas operations and exit Korea FamilyMart entered South Korea in 1990, establishing the BGF Retail joint venture with domestic company the Bokwang Co. BGF Retail presently operates a network of close to...
01 April 2014
FamilyMart MD Massaki Kosaka announces 1,500 new store openings in Japan and 1,000 overseas, the Bangkok Post reports. Pan-Asian expansion plans in 2014 The Japanese retailer has allocated more than JPY 90bn (USD 870m) to fund new store openings and store improvements in the year ahead. Key markets will include Thailand, with plans for 300 new stores, China, with plans for 200-300 new sto...
12 March 2014
Robinsons targets 500 Ministop stores by year end as competitors accelerate their store opening plans in this dynamic market. Robinsons accelerating store openings Robinsons Retail is one of the market's top multi-format retail operators. It acquired the Ministop franchise in 2000, and its 354 stores now account for 6.5% of the company's net sales. To reach the 500 store target this year...