Lawson news

23 May 2022
Co-working spaces, hybrid stores with additional services, and range evolution: three ways leading Asian convenience operators are adapting to meet changing shopper needs as markets emerge from Covid-19. 1. Co-working spaces 7-Eleven in Taiwan has introduced private working spaces above one of its stores in Taoyuan, reports Focus Taiwan. Rates of NTD 100 (USD 3.4) per hour mean the 14 rooms...
21 March 2022
Circle K, Lawson and AmPm are bringing virtual experiences to its customers. We share the key highlights and our view on some of the benefits. Our view Metaverse provide brands a platform to learn and create moments of engagement, e.g. opportunities for promotions and games within this new space. Content and conversations with consumers will be quite different from social media. Businesses ...
20 January 2022
We highlight five trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. RA subscribers can access the full report here . 1) Return of regional divergence COVID-19 removed a lot of the nuances between convenience stores in different markets and regions globally. Many retailers incorporated a wider selection of pantry and essential items. While some categories w...
13 January 2022
Seven & i Holdings and Lawson have posted their Q3 results for the period ended November 30, 2021. Summary Seven & i Holdings and Lawson’s results continued to show further signs of recovery, with mobility and in-store activity increasing following the nationwide lifting of the COVID-19-related state of emergency in October 2021. Retailers are generally seeing more planned purchases and sho...
08 October 2021
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their H1 results for the period ended August 31, 2021. Summary and our view The performance of Japan’s leading retailers in H1 have showed further signs of recovery. More shoppers are beginning to return to stores, while average baskets sizes are declining compared to elevated figures last year. Overall sales, especially from convenience st...
09 July 2021
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their Q1 results for the period ended May 31, 2021. Summary and our view The performance of Japan’s leading retailers in Q1 showed some signs of recovery. More shoppers are beginning to return to stores, while average baskets sizes are declining slightly compared to heighted levels since the pandemic. However, overall sales, especially from co...
20 April 2021
The convenience channel remains a great opportunity for growth. We have published a series of new reports for our IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The convenience channel’s global outlook Global growth opportunities Multiformat retailers trading convenience stores Below are some of the key highlights to help you plan for the future... Use IGD’s view to drive change...
13 April 2021
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their annual results for year ended February 28, 2021. Summary and our view 2020 was a very difficult year for Japan’s convenience industry. All of the leading retailers faced lower sales and customer visits. This was despite average basket size being larger than ever before. Returning to a growth trajectory is a priority for all convenience c...
10 March 2021
Monthly data updates from 7-Eleven, Lawson and Ministop, focusing on sales, customer footfall and average customer spend in Japan.    Japan’s convenience channel shrinking For the fiscal year ending February 2021, all stores sales fell -2.8% at 7-Eleven, -8% at Lawson and -7.4% year-on-year (YoY) at Ministop. Driving differentiation and defining the role of the convenience store hav...
26 February 2021
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further. Edeka opens automated store in Germany Edeka has opened a 24/7 automated convenience store at Renningens train station. ‘E 24/7 Karow & Sommer’ stocks 300 SKUs items and will gra...