Apr 19, 2016

Seven & I promotes subsidiary head Isaka as president

Seven & I Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will promote Ryuichi Isaka, head of its convenience store chain subsidiary Seven-Eleven Japan Co., to the position of president following a recent power struggle. The promotion comes days after the conglomerate’s 83-year-old chief executive officer, Toshifumi ...

FamilyMart stores may offer day care, karaoke after merger with Uny

Apr 13, 2016

FamilyMart stores may offer day care, karaoke after merger with Uny

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. aims to catch up with industry leader Seven-Eleven Japan Co. by developing unique products and services such as day care nurseries and karaoke parlors, Chairman Junji Ueda said in a recent interview. “We’ll concentrate on creating unique products and ...

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Apr 5, 2016

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. and Japan Post Holdings Co. said Tuesday they will begin a delivery service enabling foreign visitors to Japan to send packages from FamilyMart’s domestic stores for pickup at its stores elsewhere around Asia. FamilyMart expects foreign visitors to use ...

Mar 29, 2016

Lawson to promote Takemasu to president, COO positions

Major convenience store operator Lawson Inc. will promote Senior Executive Vice President Sadanobu Takemasu to president and chief operating officer effective June 1. Current President Genichi Tamatsuka will become chairman and chief executive officer with the right to represent the company, it said Monday. ...

Union helps Saitama convenience store part-timers recoup unpaid wages

Mar 16, 2016

Union helps Saitama convenience store part-timers recoup unpaid wages

High school students and others working as part-timers at convenience stores in Saitama Prefecture have recently won a promise from their employer to receive unpaid wages. The victory for the part-timers organized by the Tokyo-based labor union, BlackarbeitUnion, raises the alarm for store operators ...

Dec 25, 2015

Lawson, Mitsubishi plan foray into electricity market

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. said Friday they plan to jump into the electricity market. Lawson and Mitsubishi will accept applications for contracts from February, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, with an aim to starting electricity sales to ...

Convenience store chains jump on e-money bandwagon

Dec 9, 2015

Convenience store chains jump on e-money bandwagon

Major convenience store operators are gearing up to make electronic money more usable for payments in a bid to attract more customers and boost sales. Increasing the types of e-money accepted at outlets and adding e-money functions to existing reward cards are among the ...

Nov 4, 2015

Police report 196 fraud cases of forged revenue stamps

Some 196 cases of fraud using forged revenue stamps were found in 16 prefectures since August, police sources said Wednesday. Sources said counterfeit revenue stamps were found at post offices, ticket brokers and convenience stores nationwide, indicating they were issued by an organized crime ...