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Telecoms giant KDDI plans with Mitsubishi to take convenience store operator Lawson private could help it as it currently stands behind FamilyMart and Seven & I Holdings in a three-horse race.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 14, 2024
There are clouds on the horizon in Japan’s 'conbini-land'
Industry consolidation has pushed minor players out of the conbini game.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
May 8, 2023
50 years on, Japan's convenience stores keep evolving
Facing market saturation, increased competition and labor shortages, the country's major chains struggle to innovate and stay competitive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2022
Robot arms to replace shelf stockers at FamilyMart in Japan
The AI-driven arms are designed to replenish drinks in refrigerators and are now in mass production.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 3, 2021
FamilyMart launches new brand after sparking gender controversy
The move comes after students gathered 7,268 signatures in an online petition over the former brand, although the company says it had already decided on a switch.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 9, 2021
Conbini Boys: ‘The konbini plays such an important role in society’
Are nationalized convenience stores in Japan's future? Maybe! You'll have to ask the fried chicken-loving duo behind the “Conbini Boys” podcast.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jan 30, 2021
There’s a mini Mexican food moment happening in Japan’s convenience stores
Pro tip for any konbini giving tacos (or burritos) a try: Don't serve them cold.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jan 24, 2021
It’s a fried food showdown between FamilyMart and Lawson
It's the time of year where we all crave stick-to-your-ribs snacks, and “Konbini Watch” investigates the two chains' latest offerings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2021
New Japanese 'lagar' beer overcomes misspelling
The new line of Sapporo beer gained the support of online consumers after the firm considered halting its sale due to the typo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jan 10, 2021
FamilyMart spices up the classic Famichiki
This mala-spiced snack is the perfect tongue-tingling pick-me-up.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 12, 2020
Need some pre-holiday indulgence? These chocolate sweets have you covered.
There may not be any holiday parties this year, but that just means you have even more reason to put together a festive convenience store smorgasbord.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 8, 2020
Toyota and convenience stores to test fuel-cell delivery trucks in Japan
Seven-Eleven Japan, FamilyMart and Lawson will use light-duty trucks with a maximum payload of 3 tons being developed by Toyota and its subsidiary Hino Motors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 22, 2020
FamilyMart shareholders approve Itochu taking convenience store private
FamilyMart Co. shareholders on Thursday approved a plan for trading house Itochu Corp. to take the convenience store operator private as the coronavirus pandemic prompts a strategic rethink on how to compete in a shrinking domestic market and plans for overseas expansion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 3, 2020
Japan's convenience stores are told to stop pushing 24-hour schedules
The firms' business models have been criticized for putting profit ahead of the needs of franchise owners.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 25, 2020
Itochu raises stake in FamilyMart to 65% via tender offer
The move will allow the trading firm to begin delisting the convenience store operator from the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and take it private.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Aug 8, 2020
Add some sparkle to your summer with Sake Tonic
The best new sake arrival of the season is FamilyMart's limited-edition Sake Tonic — smooth, citrusy and alarmingly easy to drink.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 19, 2020
Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation
FamilyMart hopes to have robots working in 20 stores around Tokyo by 2022.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 8, 2020
Itochu planning ¥600 billion bid for Japan’s FamilyMart chain
Trading companies have been increasing their stakes in the country's biggest convenience store operators as a way to diversify business.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 8, 2020
Remote-controlled robots to join FamilyMart’s workforce this summer
Created by Tokyo-based robotics firm Telexistence, FamilyMart workers will be able to control the robots from afar to help stock shelves.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
May 30, 2020
Salted egg potato chips: Rich, crispy and craveable
One recent food fad in Singapore has been salted duck-egg potato chips. Now, snack maker Calbee has gotten in on the action.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
May 9, 2020
The quest for cute convenience store character sweets
Sometimes a slight sacrifice in overall “aww” factor is worth it for a dessert that actually tastes good.

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