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Seven-Eleven to start selling food with English labels

Business / Corporate Dec 29, 2017

Seven-Eleven to start selling food with English labels

Seven & I Holdings, the country's largest convenience store chain operator through subsidiary Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd., will start selling onigiri (rice balls) and other prepared foods with labels carrying product names in both Japanese and English from the new year. Seven-Eleven Japan President Kazuki ...

Lawson to offer unattended late-night checkout counters

Business / Corporate Dec 5, 2017

Lawson to offer unattended late-night checkout counters

Lawson Inc. will introduce unattended checkout counter services late at night at some of its stores, the first such step by a convenience store operator to tackle the labor shortage. Lawson announced Monday it will start testing unattended operations at a few stores in Tokyo ...

Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

National Sep 18, 2017

Foreign part-timers at Japan's convenience stores rising

The number of non-Japanese part-time workers employed at the three major convenience store chain operators reached about 44,000 in August, a major increase from just 10 years ago. The figure, an estimate based on data provided from franchised outlets of Seven Eleven Japan Co., FamilyMart ...