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Family Mart Japan has launched a premade donburi (rice bowl) that is suitable for vegans.

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Rakuten has published its results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, with Group revenue up 14.7% to JPY1,263.9bn (US$11.7bn) year-on-year (yoy). Internet Services revenue up 17.1% Revenue from Internet Services, Rakuten’s core business including ecommerce and travel booking services, increased 17.1% to JPY792.5bn (US$7.3bn) yoy. Segment profit fell by 15.8% to JPY90.7bn (US$842.6m...
AEON will start charging for plastic shopping bags at all of its supermarkets from April 1. Plastic bag fees in Japan mandatory from July From April 1, about 7,300 of the AEON’s 11,000 retail outlets will start charging for plastic bags. It will charge JPY2 (2 cents) to JPY5 yen per bag. The retailer has been charging for plastic bags at some of its supermarkets since 2007.  Plastic bag ...
FamilyMart Japan has formulated a 2050 Environmental Vision. It includes medium- to long-term goals for 2030 and 2050, which focuses on reducing carbon footprint to realise a more sustainable society.   Three key areas of focus FamilyMart Environmental Vision 2050 comprises targets organised under three themes: reduce greenhouse gases, plastic countermeasures and reduce food wastage.  ...

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