With image at stake, Seven-Eleven cautious about store closures

Business / Corporate Dec 27, 2019

With image at stake, Seven-Eleven cautious about store closures

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. is cautious about allowing its franchise convenience stores to close, its president, Fumihiko Nagamatsu, indicated in a recent interview. "If some stores are closed, customers will be worried about whether others are open or not," Nagamatsu said. "Maintaining an image that Seven-Eleven ...

METI panel calls for flexible hours at Japan's convenience stores

Business Dec 24, 2019

METI panel calls for flexible hours at Japan's convenience stores

A panel of experts under the industry ministry published a draft report Monday recommending that major convenience store chains allow stores to have flexible operations amid a severe labor shortage. The draft report said major chains should review their around-the-clock operations due to a changing ...