FamilyMart news

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...
20 February 2014
With the economic slowdown weighing on the retail industry in China, many retailers are easing up on the pace of store openings in 2014. Chinese chain CR Vanguard (China Resources Enterprise) said it plans to open 8 hypermarkets and 50 convenience stores in eastern China this year. The retailer currently operates 351 stores in the region. Lotte Mart, the largest retailer in South Korea annou...
30 January 2014
.style1 { text-align: center; }.style2 { text-align: right; font-weight: normal; } Spring Festival, the biggest festival of the year in China, is not only a time for reunions, but also the busiest period in the Chinese retail calendar. During the last Spring Festival holiday in 2013, sales at stores and restaurants around the country surpassed RMB539 bn (USD89 bn). With all the gatherings a...
14 January 2014
Following stronger recent trading FamilyMart has announced it will accelerate its Chinese store expansion plans.  Strategic turnaround a success This follows a previous move to temporarily slow down the pace of store openings in China, as the retailer was impacted by a slower economy. Over this time the retailer focused on driving profitability, from which FamilyMart is now benefiting. Nex...
03 December 2013
Convenience developments from China, Japan and Taiwan from this key retailer. Launch of private label products in Taiwan In Taiwan, FamilyMart has introduced "FamilyMart Collection" private label products to its stores. The range incorporates 200 products, including daily essentials and food items. Online-to-offline developments Also in Taiwan, FamilyMart has partnered with Taobao, a...
21 November 2013
Thailand's leading domestic retailer outlines plans for its Tops Daily and FamilyMart convenience formats. Conversion from Tops Daily banner: FamilyMart surpasses 1,000 stores Thailand's Central Retail Corporation operates supermarkets under the Tops banner, as well as premium Central Food Halls and Tops Daily convenience stores. Last year it acquired a majority share in the market's Famil...