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SEVEN ELEVEN

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 26, 2019
Convenience store chains issue action plans, softening stance on operating hours amid labor pinch
Convenience store operators released actions plans Thursday to address acute labor shortages, which suggest they are becoming more flexible about operating hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 5, 2019
METI asks Japan's convenience store chains to present plans for coping with labor shortage
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko wants the eight major chains to formulate action plans because the labor shortages are straining the 24-hour industry.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
Next Seven-Eleven Japan chief vows 'flexible response' as he replaces defender of 24-hour policy
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. said Thursday the convenience store operator will replace its president after its longtime 24-hour operating policy caused controversy recently amid a labor crunch that is straining the retail industry.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Mar 16, 2019
Get your fill of green tea with Seven-Eleven's mile-high matcha dorayaki
The latest edition in Seven-Eleven's line of dorayaki (sweet pancake sandwiches) is a massive matcha cream-filled creation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 9, 2019
Just how convenient are convenience stores in Japan?
The recent trend of online videos showing "baito tero," or "part-timer terrorism," enacted by part-time workers has sparked another media discussion about the plight of low wage earners. Most of these videos were recorded by people working in food-related businesses, and explanations for why they are...
EDITORIALS
Feb 28, 2019
Who's sustaining the convenient 24-hour service?
Convenience store operators —and consumers — should also give thought to who is sustaining the convenience and at what cost.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Feb 27, 2019
Japan's 24-hour convenience stores struggle to keep doors open all night due to labor crunch
A recent dispute between Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and one of its franchise stores has brought the convenience store industry's around-the-clock service into the spotlight amid a severe nationwide labor crunch.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Feb 16, 2019
Will removing porn from convenience stores in Japan hurt ailing tabloids?
Don't go looking for titillation at your local convenience store.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2019
Japan's convenience store giants to remove pornographic magazines from shelves
The three largest operators plan to stop selling pornographic magazines at outlets across the nation by the end of August.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 22, 2018
A convenience store Christmas: Individual treats for everyone on the nice list
Who says you have to share? This year Japan's major convenience stores are rolling out some tasty options for those looking to snack on their own.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 17, 2018
Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system
Major convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has launched an experimental outlet in Tokyo with an unmanned payment system and facial recognition technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 8, 2018
Irasshaimase!: Foreign-born clerks are becoming a familiar sight at convenience stores nationwide, but is Japan ready to welcome them?
Phan Hoang Tu Linh feels she has gotten the hang of working in a Japanese convenience store now, but she admits she found it tough at first.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 2, 2018
Seven-Eleven Japan asks all Tokyo stores to get rid of ashtray receptacles
Leading convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has asked franchise outlets in Tokyo to remove ashtray receptacles from the store premises, it was learned Sunday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Nov 10, 2018
Carbo-load: Convenience store breads pile on the sweetness
Japan's big three convenience stores — Lawson, FamilyMart and Seven-Eleven — have plenty of rich (and caloric!) bread-based desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Oct 27, 2018
Convenience store 2018 Halloween roundup: From blatantly bland to spectacularly spooky
Halloween is on the horizon and Japanese convenience stores are embracing the spookiest day of the year. But which chain is doing it best in 2018?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Sep 15, 2018
Sometimes more is more: Seven-Eleven's layered parfait delivers the fall flavors
Seven-Eleven's fall parfait combines chestnut, roasted green tea and more into one cup.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2018
Seven-Eleven aborts plan to serve draft beer after viral reaction overwhelms
Convenience store chains in Japan are well known for stocking everything from boxed lunches to dress shirts, often living up to their name by offering myriad services ranging from dry-cleaning and bill payment to parcel pickup.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jul 14, 2018
Don't scoff at vanilla: Seven-Eleven's Waffle Cone Milk Vanilla is simply delicious
Seven-Eleven's Waffle Cone Milk Vanilla ice cream might not be 'offbeat,' but sometimes classic flavors are all you need to survive the summer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Jun 30, 2018
Embrace traditional Japanese flavors with Seven-Eleven's brown sugar kuzukiri
Seven-Eleven's mix-it-yourself brown sugar kuzukiri is a cool, refreshing summer treat.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2018
Toyota might turn driverless vehicles into mobile convenience stores and cafes
Toyota Motor Corp. is considering a plan to turn self-driving vehicles into unmanned mobile convenience stores in cooperation with Seven-Eleven Japan Co., sources close to the matter said Friday.

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