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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2018
Seven-Eleven store chain forced owner to stay open during Fukui blizzard, union says
The owner of a Seven-Eleven convenience store in Fukui Prefecture was allegedly forced to work for about 50 hours without sleep in February after the chain rejected his requests to suspend business amid the heaviest snowfall in decades, a labor union has said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2018
Seven & I welcomes 1,071 new employees
Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. welcomed 1,071 new recruits at a ceremony Thursday for those entering its 21 units including Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Feb 17, 2018
Seven-Eleven's latest creation captures the magic of the Winter Olympics
Everyone has Olympic fever thanks to the ongoing Pyeongchang Winter Games. Yet interest in Korean food — especially the popular dish dak-galbi — was on the rise in Japan well before the athletes got going.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 16, 2017
7-Eleven's Mint Crunky: A winning bet on mint working in winter
This take on a classic Japanese confection comprises a fluffy chocolate exterior filled with a whipped mint filling studded with chocolate chips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 19, 2017
43 years on, convenience stores still grinding out profits as demand for services evolves
Ubiquitous throughout Japan, convenience stores have come a long way since the first customer walked into the nation's first 7-Eleven outlet more than 43 years ago and made the inaugural purchase.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Oct 14, 2017
7-Eleven's Cookies and Cream Puff: A solid improvement to the sweet staple
7-Eleven Japan's cream puff is the ideal convenience store dessert. It's basic but satisfying, offering just the right amount of sweetness. Maybe most importantly, it's also affordable. Few treats balance simplicity and tastiness quite like it, and the konbini chain has wisely experimented with the filling...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Sep 23, 2017
Prepare for the future, at your convenience
Japan's first convenience store was not, as many suppose, 7-Eleven in Tokyo in 1974 but Mitsui in Kyoto in 1673.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Sep 16, 2017
Konbini book sales are bound to make a difference
It should be evident to anyone who rides a commuter train or bus that Japan is a nation of people who take reading seriously. Needless to say, however, their reading habits, and readers' tastes, have been changing with the times.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Sep 2, 2017
7-Eleven's coffee cream treat: Leveraging the success of 'konbini' coffee
Convenience stores in Japan hit on a winner a few years back when they introduced fresh-brewed coffee machines. These chains realized folks want cheap and drinkable caffeine fixes before they begin their day. The next jackpot, however, has proved elusive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2017
Seven-Eleven to open 250 stores in Okinawa around fiscal 2019
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., the nation's largest convenience store operator, will start opening outlets in Okinawa around fiscal 2019, extending its presence to the only area in Japan without Seven-Eleven stores, the president of the chain said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 18, 2017
Japan to introduce self-checkout system at convenience stores that reads all items at once
The government in conjunction with five major convenience store operators plans to introduce an advanced self-checkout system by 2025 to mitigate expected labor shortages, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2017
Seven & I Holdings inks deal with Sunoco to expand U.S. market share
Seven & I Holdings Co., the world's largest convenience store operator, agreed to acquire Sunoco LP retail shops and gasoline businesses for $3.3 billion (about ¥365.9 billion) in a record deal for the Japanese company as it seeks to expand in the U.S.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2017
7-Eleven store illegally fined teen worker for taking sick leave
A 7-Eleven convenience store in Tokyo illegally docked the payment of a 16-year-old part-time worker after she took sick leave without arranging for another employee to cover her shifts, the chain's operator said Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Dec 23, 2016
Celebrate Christmas with a rich snowman
Seven-Eleven won't be offering its limited-edition Christmas desserts for much longer. After Dec. 25, the convenience-store chain's specialty treats will be replaced, inevitably, by the next limited dessert.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Oct 14, 2016
The Pumpkin Cream Puff joins Japan's mountain of Halloween-themed treats
With Halloween just around the corner, convenience stores are filling up with pumpkin-flavored treats. Seven-Eleven has rolled out several holiday-appropriate snacks this month, including its Pumpkin Cream Puff (¥135). It features a black cocoa exterior with pumpkin paste and whipped cream waiting...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 15, 2016
7-Eleven's new boss bides time on turnaround as stock falls
After his appointment in May, the president of 7-Eleven's floundering parent company promised to deliver a turnaround plan in about 100 days. Ryuichi Isaka is on day 112 and counting.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Sep 9, 2016
Seven-Eleven Japan unites a pudding and a roll cake in holy matrimony
Few things in life can top the joy of two desserts coming together to form an super-treat. Seven-Eleven's new Perfect Circle Pudding Roll Cake does just that, plunking the former right into the center of the latter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 26, 2016
Seven & I shareholders approve Ryuichi Isaka as chief to lead growth
Seven & I Holdings Co. will focus on revamping the world's largest convenience store operator and boost value for shareholders, new President Ryuichi Isaka said after shareholders Thursday approved his appointment following weeks of boardroom drama.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 23, 2016
The sudden exit of Japan's convenience store pioneer
Among last week's dispatches from earthquake-hit Kyushu was an article in Yukan Fuji (April 19) about the "battle for food provisions" in the city of Kumamoto.

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