Aug 27, 2015

FamilyMart, Uny postpone agreement on merger plan

Convenience store operators FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. said Thursday they will postpone the planned signing in August of a basic merger agreement and take more time to work out the details of the deal, which was announced in March. The two ...

Aug 20, 2015

FamilyMart, Uny may put off business integration accord

Retailers FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. are mulling putting off the conclusion of a basic accord on their planned business integration to September or later, it was learned on Thursday. This is because Uny’s work to draw up measures to shore up ...

Apr 27, 2015

Tokyo Metro station stores to be made into Lawson outlets

Major convenience store operator Lawson Inc. said Monday it will conclude a franchising contract with a Tokyo Metro Co. subsidiary to convert Metro’s stores at subway stations to Lawson outlets starting this fall. The tie-up is designed to strengthen the product lineup of the ...

Convenience stores look to take bite out of doughnut market

Apr 15, 2015

Convenience stores look to take bite out of doughnut market

Major convenience store chains are stepping up their fight for a bite of the doughnut market, following Seven-Eleven Japan Co.’s pioneering move to launch the snacks last autumn. Lawson Inc. has introduced doughnuts at 600 of its domestic outlets, priced at ¥100 apiece. Heartened ...

Apr 10, 2015

Seven & I logs record-high annual profit; Aeon fares poorly

Major retailer Seven & I Holdings Co. posted a record-high group operating profit for the fourth straight year in the business year that ended in February, while Aeon Co. suffered an annual profit fall for three successive years, their earnings reports have shown. Seven ...

Mar 13, 2015

FamilyMart in talks to buy Cocostore

FamilyMart Co. is in talks to buy Cocostore Corp., which operates convenience stores in central and western Japan, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. FamilyMart, the nation’s third-largest convenience store chain, recently announced it is negotiating with the smaller rival operating Circle K ...

FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

Jan 30, 2015

FamilyMart reopening lifts spirits in irradiated town of Naraha

FamilyMart Co. reopened a convenience store Friday in the town of Naraha, most of which remains a designated evacuation zone from the 2011 core meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture. The store, located along a national highway on the Pacific coast, was closed after being engulfed ...