7-Eleven store illegally fined teen worker for taking sick leave

Jan 31, 2017

7-Eleven store illegally fined teen worker for taking sick leave

A 7-Eleven convenience store in Tokyo illegally docked the payment of a 16-year-old part-time worker after she took sick leave without arranging for another employee to cover her shifts, the chain’s operator said Tuesday. The store deducted ¥9,350 from the high school student’s paycheck ...

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 ...

Convenience store chains struggled in March-May period

Jul 12, 2016

Convenience store chains struggled in March-May period

The three major convenience store operators struggled with low profitability in March to May despite record-high sales. Sales for industry leader Seven-Eleven Japan Co., a core unit of Seven & I Holdings Co., grew 5.4 percent from a year before to ¥1.1 trillion after ...