FamilyMart news

06 March 2019
AEONs Maxvalu in Hiroshima and a handful of 7-Eleven stores are reducing their operating hours in Japan. Maxvalu in Hiroshima ending 24-hour operations Maxvalu Nishinihon, a Hiroshima-based subsidiary of AEON, is ending 24-hour operations for 25 stores later this month. The company plans to refocus its staff members' attention on improving customer service. The move should also help the bus...
15 February 2019
FamilyMart plans to open an additional 300 stores across Malaysia.  Room for growth in convenience channel QL Resources, the operator of FamilyMart Malaysia, has reaffirmed its plans to open an additional 300 stores in Malaysia. The retailer opened 30 stores in the country during the previous financial year and another 90 stores in this financial year, ending 31 March 2019. Chia Song Kun...
15 February 2019
American manufacturer and distributor Avery Dennison has announced that it will work with the Japanese government to drive RFID technology roll-out in convenience stores across Japan. Roll-out across Japan by 2025 We have already seen some of the leading convenience operators, e.g. Lawson launch new style checkouts in recent years. This latest announcement should help accelerate the roll-ou...
06 February 2019
FamilyMart is launching a discount meals program in over 2,000 stores across Japan. FamilyMart children's restaurant Famima Kodomo Shokudo (FamilyMart children’s restaurant) aims to support low-income families with discounted meals. The new initiative will allow children and their parents access to meals, desserts and beverages at prices of JPY100 (US$0.9) for elementary school pupils, and ...
05 February 2019
FamilyMart has launched its first laundry-convenience store in the Sanchong District of New Taipei, Taiwan. A multipurpose convenience store FamilyMart's new laundry convenience store, which opened last month, operates approx. 140 sq m. The store is fitted with five all-in-one washer-dryers, a service support/payment counter, an area for daily consumables, cigarettes, and more. The retailer...
11 January 2019
We round up the latest trading updates and news for Japan's four largest retailers. Seven & i posts 13.2% increase in revenue Seven & i Holdings has released a strong set of Q3 results, posting a 13.2% increase in operating revenue to JPY5,072.3bn, with operating income up 2.9% to JPY304.2bn. Revenue from its domestic CVS operations grew modestly at 2.9%, with existing stores rising for the...
03 January 2019
FamilyMart UNY has failed to secure enough shares to make Don Quijote an affiliate. The discount operator, however, will proceed with its plan to make UNY a fully owned subsidiary. Businesses will continue to share strengths and know-how In the deal announced in October , FamilyMart UNY was to purchase a 20.17% stake in Don Quijote. FamilyMart UNY has released a statement to confirm t...
06 November 2018
FamilyMart UNY has released a statement today to confirm a deeper partnership with Don Quijote in Japan. Details of the deal FamilyMart UNY will acquire 20.17% stake in Don Quijote in exchange of its 60% stake in UNY hypermarkets. This will mean Don Quijote will wholly own and operate UNY, after acquiring 40% stake of the business last year. Last month, we outlined the full details on what ...
24 October 2018
We have seen several retailers across Asia launch their own e-wallets recently, including AEON in Malaysia, and FamilyMart and Carrefour in Taiwan. AEON launches its own e-wallet Earlier this year, AEON introduced its e-wallet app. Available to download on Google Play and Apple App store, AEON's e-wallet allows shoppers to pay and earn points at participating AEON stores (AEON Big Hypermark...
15 October 2018
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, FamilyMart UNY, AEON and Lawson, have posted their results for the first half. Seven & i Holdings: 8.2% total Group sales growth Seven & i has recorded a 8.2% increase in total Group sales to JPY5,950bn, with operating profit rising 2.6% to JPY199,610bn year-on-year for the six months ending 31 August.  Domestic convenience store operat...