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. ...

Feb 24, 2016

Lawson to open store at crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant

Lawson Inc. will open a convenience store at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex where decommissioning work is underway following the 2011 tsunami-triggered disaster there, sources said Tuesday. From March 1, the store will be open from early morning to the evening, selling groceries ...

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 ...