Pan Pacific International Holdings news

16 September 2020
Pan Pacific International’s Don Don Donki plans to open its first store in Taiwan. Progressive expansion across Asia The first Don Don Donki store in Taiwan will be located in Taipei’s Ximending business district. The company has been advertising to recruit new employees on local recruitment websites. However, it has not confirmed the address of the store nor an expected launch date. Donki ...
21 July 2020
Don Don Donki plans to open its first store in Malaysia in 2021. Strategic location in the heart of the capital The street-fronting store will be at Lot 10 shopping mall, outside Bukit Bintang train station. It will occupy three floors, providing a wide range of Japanese products including food and souvenirs. The location is near a cluster of hotels and shopping malls along Bukit Bintang, a...
25 June 2020
Don Don Donki, also known as Donki, is opening its third store in Hong Kong. Largest Donki in the market The new Donki store will open on 7 July at 10am on Paterson Street, Causeway Bay (CWB) - the first on Hong Kong Island. It will be much larger than the first  Tsim Sha Tsui  (2,137 sq m / 23,000 sq ft) and second Tsuen Wan (2,415 sq m / 26,000 sq ft) branches, covering 4,459 sq m / 48,...
03 April 2020
Don Don Donki has opened a 4,000 sq. m. discount store at The Market Mall with more than 130,000 items, including fresh products and essentials. Its private label products under Jonetsu Kakaku will also be featured. In-store dining space Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the retailer will only provide take-away services for cooked food although the store has a dining area. The government has li...
20 February 2020
Don Don Donki is ready to expand, one year after the success of its first store in Thonglor. Second outlet will be bigger The retailer opened its first Thai store on 22 February last year. It operates for 24 hours daily and carries a wide selection of Japanese goods and food products. Its second outlet will be on Ratchadamri Road, three times bigger than the first store. Partnership plan...
13 February 2020
After three years of studying the market, the retailer believes Guam is the ideal location for Don Don Donki’s first store in Mircronesia. New store close to airport Construction has begun and the shopping centre is expected to open its doors in September 2021. The new shopping centre ill be several stories tall on the corner of Marine Corps Drive and Airport Road. It will have about 14,800...
08 January 2020
South Korea’s Emart, owned by Shinsegae, will close the store chain completely to focus on big-box retail business. Part of the restructuring plan Following the previous announcement of closing the Pierrot store in Seoul’s Myeongdong shopping district, Emart will shut down the remaining six branches completely this year. Opened in 2018, Pierrot Shopping is a virtual clone of Japan’...
16 August 2019
FamilyMart UNY Holdings is planning increase its stake in Pan Pacific International Holdings (PPIH) Corporation. Not the first acquisition attempt… Earlier this year, FamilyMart UNY failed to secure enough shares to make PPIH’s Don Quijote an affiliate. It is unclear how the potential deal might impact Don Quijote should it go ahead.  FamilyMart UNY Holdings currently owns a total of 7,72...
12 July 2019
Japanese discount operator, Don Quijote (known as Donki) has opened its first store in Hong Kong today (12 July 2019). Targeting mainland Chinese tourists The new store is in the basement of Mira Place Two on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha TsuiMall. The location is convenient for mainland tourists travelling via the high-speed rail and mega bridge. Don Quijote carries an extensive range of cosmet...
17 June 2019
Retailer introduces spin-off concept at new store. Located at Terminal 3 of the airport Japanese retailer Don Don Donki has opened a new outlet at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3. Called Don Don Donki Sweet Potato Factory and with an area of 30 sq m, it marks the retailer’s focus on its food-to-go range.   The store at the airport is open 24 hours and will stock its popular baked s...
17 April 2019
We round up the latest trading updates and news for Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, FamilyMart UNY, Lawson and AEON. Seven & i posts 12.5% increase in revenue Seven & i Holdings has released a strong set of annual results (ending 28 February 2019), posting a 12.5% increase in operating revenue to JPY6,791.2bn (US$60.7bn), with operating income up 5.1% to JPY411.5bn (US$3...
14 February 2019
Japanese discount operator, Don Quijote (known as Donki) is launching its first stores in Thailand next week and in Hong Kong in July. A fun and vibrant banner... Don Quijote is well-known for its fun, ceiling-hanging merchandising, colourful and eclectic mix of products in-store, e.g. costumes, general merchandise, food and grocery, cosmetics and souvenirs. Donki's grand opening in Thai...
03 January 2019
FamilyMart UNY has failed to secure enough shares to make Don Quijote an affiliate. The discount operator, however, will proceed with its plan to make UNY a fully owned subsidiary. Businesses will continue to share strengths and know-how In the deal announced in October , FamilyMart UNY was to purchase a 20.17% stake in Don Quijote. FamilyMart UNY has released a statement to confirm t...
06 November 2018
FamilyMart UNY has released a statement today to confirm a deeper partnership with Don Quijote in Japan. Details of the deal FamilyMart UNY will acquire 20.17% stake in Don Quijote in exchange of its 60% stake in UNY hypermarkets. This will mean Don Quijote will wholly own and operate UNY, after acquiring 40% stake of the business last year. Last month, we outlined the full details on what ...
12 July 2018
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, FamilyMart UNY, AEON and Lawson, have posted their results for the first quarter. Seven & i Holdings: steady at home, soaring overseas Seven & i recorded a 6.6% increase in total group sales to JPY2,851bn (US$25.6bn), with operating profit rising 2.7% to JPY86.3bn (US$774.7m) year-on-year for the three months ending 31 May.  Domestic co...
28 June 2018
South Korea's largest hypermarket retailer, Emart, has opened a new discount banner at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. Emart continues to innovate Emart's new discount banner, Pierrot Shopping, operates 2,513 sq m retail space and carries approx. 40,000 items ranging from food and grocery, electronic appliances to other general merchandise goods. The new store aims to draw mo...
01 June 2018
FamilyMart UNY continues to collaborate with Don Quijote. The two retailers' collaboration has led to the opening a joint convenience store in the outskirts of Tokyo. Reliable and fun c-stores? FamilyMart and Don Quijote have opened their first joint convenience store in Tachikawa, Tokyo. The company plans to open two more joint convenience stores in the outskirts of Tokyo before the end of...
11 April 2018
In the fiscal year ending February 28, 2018, Japanese retailer FamilyMart UNY achieved gross operating revenues of JPY1,275bn, on par with what FamilyMart and Uny delivered altogether last year before the merger.   Bottom line remains challenging FamilyMart UNY posted a 0.6% YOY (including former UNY results) increase in operating revenue to JPY1,275bn, while operating income fell by 12.8% ...
06 December 2017
FamilyMart UNY may sell its operations in Hong Kong for reportedly US$100 mn (HK$781 mn). Post-merger strategy different between formats Since the merger of FamilyMart and UNY in September 2016, FamilyMart has moved quickly to convert Circle K and Sunkus convenience stores in Japan. The company is still on track to complete full integration by August 31st 2018. Raising average daily sales p...
16 October 2017
FamilyMart UNY has published its financial results for the first half of fiscal 2017, posting a 199.5% increase in operating revenues to JPY633.6bn (US$5.6bn), with its operating income increasing by 66.3% to JPY33.4bn (US$298mn) due to the consolidation of the two companies. One year on... It has been just over a year since FamilyMart merged with UNY, and we have seen significant progress ...
30 August 2017
Almost one year on since the merger of FamilyMart and UNY, FamilyMart UNY has announced a new alliance, transferring 40% stake of their Uny banner in Japan to strong discount and general merchandise retailer Don Quijote. Exploiting Don Quijote's expertise in GM FamilyMart UNY's new agreement with Don Quijote is expected to be completed by November this year. This will see some UNY stores co...