FamilyMart news

21 May 2020
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, convenience operators are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to the food and consumer goods products they need. We will continue to update this article as the latest initiatives are announced. Latest from UK Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned. Find out mor...
05 May 2020
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their annual results for the fiscal year ending 29 February 2020. Summary and our view Performance of the big four in 2019 was varied. Lawson is showing the fastest growth, 7&i remains solid, FamilyMart is recovering and AEON saw mixed results. The Japanese convenience landscape is undergoing maj...
28 April 2020
FamilyMart in Thailand has introduced two new models in order to expand its channels with an aim to improve accessibility. FamilyMart Corner is a colourful food and drinks container mart while automatic vending machines installed outside selected stores will offer convenience to consumers on the go.  Container style vending machines Source: Central Food Retail Gro...
15 April 2020
Taiwan has been widely recognised to have, so far, contained the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) well. However, the risk of community transmissions remains high, likewise a second wave of infections could be caused by returning residents from other regions. We look at how businesses in Taiwan have responded to the pandemic. Looking after everyone Carrefour Taiwan is providing disposable...
07 April 2020
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, declared a month-long state of emergency on 7 April in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The government has also approved a record stimulus package worth JPY108 tn (US$990 bn) to support the economy State of emergency until 6 May Abe told a televised news conference, “We are not at a stage where rapid nationwide spread is being observed, b...
06 April 2020
FamilyMart is planning to open 220-230 new stores in Taiwan this year. Expanding store network FamilyMart plans to open more than 200 new stores in Taiwan this year. On March 25, the retailer reported net income of TW$1.8bn (US$60.6m) for last year, up 13.4% from the previous year. After 7-Eleven, FamilyMart is the second-largest convenience-store chain in Taiwan, operating more than 3,6...
17 March 2020
Family Mart Japan has launched a premade donburi (rice bowl) that is suitable for vegans. Vegan hamburger steak rice bowls The Veggie Burg-don, which costs JPY498 (US$4.85) uses no meat, egg, honey, dairy, or any other animal products. The patty is made of soybeans and roast onion and the rice bowl also comes with sides of stewed carrots, roasted kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) and bell pepper. ...
28 February 2020
FamilyMart Japan has formulated a 2050 Environmental Vision. It includes medium- to long-term goals for 2030 and 2050, which focuses on reducing carbon footprint to realise a more sustainable society.   Three key areas of focus FamilyMart Environmental Vision 2050 comprises targets organised under three themes: reduce greenhouse gases, plastic countermeasures and reduce food wastage.  ...
20 February 2020
FamilyMart Japan has announced that one in seven of its employees will take up an early retirement offer. Structural reforms FamilyMart said that 1,025 employees aged 40 or over at its headquarters will leave the company at the end of March - more than its target of 800. The firm has some 7,000 employees. FamilyMart says the early retirement program will enable it to cut personnel spendi...
07 February 2020
FamilyMart Japan has revealed that operating profits fell 59% at around 600 stores. This was part of a trial conducted from October to December to reduce business hours, with stores closed during late-night hours. Mixed results during trial At stores that halted late-night operations every day during the trial, labour costs fell 11% on average YoY, but sales dropped 6.7%. 41% of stores secu...