FamilyMart will sell 23 kinds of Christmas cakes this year, but only by reservation.
Reducing waste and raising profitability
Until last year, FamilyMart ordered the amount of cakes based on expected sales in addition to reservations. The retailer seeks to reduce food waste as well as raise profitability. Reservations for Christmas cakes helps reduce the cost of stocking and disposing of unsold items. 7-Eleven and Lawson also plan to introduce a reservation system, but both will continue to have some cakes available in-store.