May 14, 2015

NTT Docomo, Lawson to link their point programs

NTT Docomo Inc. and Lawson Inc. said Wednesday they will link their point programs from December to tap their vast customer bases further. NTT Docomo will launch a loyalty program on Dec. 1, which will provide “d points” for the mobile communications and other ...

Apr 24, 2015

Fast Retailing mulling delivery tie-up with Lawson

Fast Retailing Co., operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, is in talks with convenience store operator Lawson Inc. for a tie-up in delivery services, aiming to expand its sales network, company officials said Friday. Asia’s biggest clothing retailer would start a new service ...

Sep 30, 2014

Lawson to buy high-end supermarket operator Seijo Ishii

Lawson Inc. said Tuesday it will purchase high-end supermarket operator Seijo Ishii Co. on Oct. 31 as part of moves to expand its operations. The major convenience store operator will acquire all outstanding Seijo Ishii shares from investment fund Marunouchi Capital Co., which now ...

Aug 6, 2014

Lawson to buy Tokyo-based cinema complex operator

Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. announced Wednesday it will acquire United Cinemas Co., a Tokyo-based cinema complex operator, in a deal estimated at more than ¥10 billion. Lawson will buy all shares in the holding company of United Cinema from the existing shareholders, including ...

Convenience store giants leave smaller rivals in dust

Jul 22, 2014

Convenience store giants leave smaller rivals in dust

Major convenience store chains are racing to expand their networks around the country while their smaller rivals fall behind. Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Lawson Inc. and FamilyMart Co. each passed the 10,000 mark for domestic stores by the end of May. Seven-Eleven, a unit of ...

Jul 1, 2014

Lawson chairman Niinami nominated as new Suntory president

Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has nominated Takeshi Niinami, chairman of major convenience store operator Lawson Inc., as its new president. The major brewer and distiller made the decision at the day’s extraordinary board meeting. Niinami, 55, will officially assume the presidency on ...