FamilyMart news

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...
10 January 2020
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the nine months ending 30 November 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat at 0.1% Seven & i recorded a 0.1% increase in total group sales to JPY9,019.3bn (US$82.4bn), with operating profit rising 4.9% to JPY319bn (US2.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience...
02 January 2020
Over the last few days, some 7-Eleven and Lawson convenience stores in Japan temporarily closed. Some stores closed during the New Year Lawson decided to close 102 outlets from December 31 to January 2, while 7-Eleven closed about 50 stores in the Tokyo area at the New Year. While Skylark Holdings, the country’s largest family-restaurant operator, closed about 2,700 outlets from 6 p.m. on N...
03 December 2019
FamilyMart will sell 23 kinds of Christmas cakes this year, but only by reservation. Reducing waste and raising profitability Until last year, FamilyMart ordered the amount of cakes based on expected sales in addition to reservations. The retailer seeks to reduce food waste as well as raise profitability. Reservations for Christmas cakes helps reduce the cost of stocking and disposing of un...