Business Nov 20, 2018

Japan's convenience store sales post first decline in five months

Sales at convenience stores fell in October for the first time in five months, down 1.5 percent from a year earlier due to declining demand for tobacco products after a tax increase, an industry body said Tuesday. Same-store sales for seven major convenience store operators, ...

Business / Corporate Aug 10, 2018

Lawson to start banking business in October

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. said Friday it will launch a banking business in October using its existing network of more than 13,000 automated teller machines nationwide. Its subsidiary Lawson Bank earned a license to start the business from the Financial Services Agency the same ...

Business Apr 10, 2018

Japanese convenience stores focusing on healthy foods

Convenience store operators are focusing more on selling healthy bento meals and prepared foods using plenty of vegetables or fewer food additives. With increases in double-income and elderly households that prefer prepared meals as opposed to home-cooked fare, companies hope to shed the unhealthy image ...