Seven-Eleven to open 250 stores in Okinawa around fiscal 2019

/ Jun 9, 2017

Seven-Eleven to open 250 stores in Okinawa around fiscal 2019

Seven-Eleven Japan Co., the nation’s largest convenience store operator, will start opening outlets in Okinawa around fiscal 2019, extending its presence to the only area in Japan without Seven-Eleven stores, the president of the chain said Friday. President Kazuki Furuya told Okinawa Gov. Takeshi ...

Lawson Chairman Tamatsuka to step aside in May

/ Apr 12, 2017

Lawson Chairman Tamatsuka to step aside in May

Lawson Inc. said Wednesday that Genichi Tamatsuka will step aside as chairman of the convenience store operator in May. Tamatsuka, 54, is expected to be named as an adviser at the company’s general shareholders meeting on May 30. The chairman’s resignation came after the ...

Lawson offers specialized services for elderly customers

Mar 6, 2017

Lawson offers specialized services for elderly customers

A convenience store retailer is adding elderly care support services to several of its stores, motivated by the surge in Japan’s rapidly aging population. While other convenience store chains have added meal delivery services to target older generations, Lawson Inc. has opened service areas ...

Lawson to enter banking sector in 2018

/ Oct 5, 2016

Lawson to enter banking sector in 2018

Convenience store chain operator Lawson Inc. plans to enter the banking business in 2018, industry sources said Wednesday. It will prepare for its entry into a new sector by setting up a company next month with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. The investment ratio ...