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Lawson has outlined plans to expand its network from 50 stores to about 500 over the next five years.

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Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the six months ending 31 August 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat up 0.8% Seven & i recorded a 0.8% increase in total group sales to JPY5997.4bn (US$55.8bn), with operating profit rising 2.8% to JPY205.1bn (US1.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience s...
After postponing the rise of consumption tax twice, Japan has today brought in the long-delayed policy into effect. The increase is the first time in five years, from 8% to 10%. Rebate to provide shoppers relief The new rate applies to nearly all goods and services, from electronics to books. The government has introduced measures, however, including discounts for certain purchases made u...
Lawson has partnered Uber Eats in a short trial that offers food delivery for shoppers in Tokyo. 100 Lawson products listed on Uber Eats app  Just over one year ago, Lawson ended home delivery service for Lawson Fresh. The latest initiative will see Lawson selling around 100 products through the Uber Eats app. The service is now available for users in select Lawson stores in Shinjuku and ...

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