FamilyMart news

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...
22 November 2019
FamilyMart has opened its largest convenience store in Manila, Philippines. Foodservice central to the store The new 400 sq m store is located on the ground level of UDENNA Towers in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. It carries an expanded range of products and features a 40-seat dining area to cater for a menu of Filipino and Japanese dishes prepared upon order. There is also a dedicated rame...
14 November 2019
FamilyMart in Japan has confirmed it will introduce a new policy from March next year, giving its franchise owners the option to close during late-night hours. New policy will cover nearly 16,000 stores FamilyMart has been reviewing its around-the-clock store policy, testing shorter opening hours at approx. 700 stores in Japan. The retailer has now confirmed that it will roll this out acr...
11 November 2019
FamilyMart is expanding its fresh food offer in Malaysia. Fresh food to drive footfall QL Resources Bhd, the franchise holder of FamilyMart chain in Malaysia has been expanding its selection of fresh foods, snack bars, meal solutions and products from Japan. This is helping drive customer footfall and enabling the retailer to record higher gross margins. In May, FamilyMart’s central kitc...
24 October 2019
Following the opening of its first futuristic convenience store last year, FamilyMart Taiwan launched its second smart store this week, powered by five major innovations. Saving 4,000 manhours a year The new store, situated in Taipei’s Songshan District, boasts five major innovations to drive efficiency and improve customers’ shopping experience: Smart coffee machines: shoppers ...
10 October 2019
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the six months ending 31 August 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat up 0.8% Seven & i recorded a 0.8% increase in total group sales to JPY5997.4bn (US$55.8bn), with operating profit rising 2.8% to JPY205.1bn (US1.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience s...
01 October 2019
After postponing the rise of consumption tax twice, Japan has today brought in the long-delayed policy into effect. The increase is the first time in five years, from 8% to 10%. Rebate to provide shoppers relief The new rate applies to nearly all goods and services, from electronics to books. The government has introduced measures, however, including discounts for certain purchases made u...
20 September 2019
Amazon Japan will begin installing Amazon Lockers in retail outlets and train stations this year. Partnering with retailers The ecommerce operator will introduce Amazon Hub service through partnerships with FamilyMart convenience store chain, supermarket operator Fuji Citio and Odakyu Electric Railway. The lockers will appear in dozens of retail outlets and train stations by the end of this...
21 August 2019
Japan’s four leading convenience banners, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson and Ministop will offer a 2% discount for cashless payments starting October. On the spot discounts for nine months… The rebate program launched by the Japanese government coincides with the rise of consumption tax from 8% to 10% in October. The initiative will look to drive consumption and the use of cashless payments. ...