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To reduce the burden on store employees and compensate for labour shortages, Lawson has started unstaffed operations at a store in Yokohama's Isogo Ward, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, Japan.

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Finland-based Kesko participates in the 10Days100Challenges initiative and allows shoppers to track their climate impact. 10Days100Challenges initiative Kesko recently participated in 10Days100Challenges, organised by the universities of Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia in Helsinki. The initiative ran for ten days and involved 100 students. The students proposed solutions to challenges g...
AEON Stores Hong Kong, which operates stores in Hong Kong and on mainland China has posted a 2% fall in sales revenue to HKD4.8bn (US$614.6m) for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Investing in new stores and renovations The capital expenditure for the period was HKD81.6m (US$10.4m), mainly used to open new stores and shop renovations, as well as upgrade IT systems. Gross profit decreased ...
French-based Les Mousquetaires has announced a strong expansion plan for its Intermarché stores in Portugal.  The retailer plans to implement a strategy based on opening more stores and reducing prices across most ranges. Expansion plans Laurent Boutien, president of Les Mousquetaires, has announced the retailer plans to invest €200m to open 105 stores by 2023. €60m is planned to be investe...


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