FamilyMart news

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...
25 September 2014
Japan's FamilyMart has announced new plans to open convenience stores in the Philippines at a faster rate than previously disclosed. 700-800 stores by 2018 FamilyMart opened its first Filipino c-store in Manila in April 2013, with the retailer announcing in July 2014 that it would target 300 stores within the next five years and 1,000 within the next decade. However, having revealed details...
15 September 2014
Rounding up the summer's top ecommerce headlines we examine how the online-to-offline trend is unfolding in Asia. Online-to-offline trend unfolds As ecommerce in grocery gains traction in markets across the region, multi-channel retailers are increasingly focused on forming stronger ties between their online shopping platforms and physical store networks. This offers greater convenience ...
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...