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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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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 ...
Two hour delivery times for Amazon Prime subscribers. Expansion of online business in India Amazon India has commenced its fresh grocery delivery business in India. Operating under the Amazon Fresh banner, Indian shoppers now have access to more than 5,000 items across categories such as packaged foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and beauty care products. The service is ...
Large brick-and-mortar retailers can no longer wait for the customers to visit their stores. New and more convenient delivery services driven by demand The country’s food delivery market is changing quickly and expanding in scope, driven by underlying demographic shifts. One-person households account for 25% of the total households and will reach 35% by 2035. The demand for delivery of fres...


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