Lawson news

10 January 2020
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the nine months ending 30 November 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat at 0.1% Seven & i recorded a 0.1% increase in total group sales to JPY9,019.3bn (US$82.4bn), with operating profit rising 4.9% to JPY319bn (US2.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience...
06 January 2020
Mobile phone carrier KDDI and Lawson are partnering to integrate their customer loyalty point programs. Enabling au Pay mobile payment in Ponta KDDI, which operates the au Wallet point service, will buy 2.1% stake of Lawson and take a 20% stake in Ponta loyalty point program (currently owned by Lawson, its parent company Mitsubishi Corp. and other firms). From May 2020, KDDI will offer P...
02 January 2020
Over the last few days, some 7-Eleven and Lawson convenience stores in Japan temporarily closed. Some stores closed during the New Year Lawson decided to close 102 outlets from December 31 to January 2, while 7-Eleven closed about 50 stores in the Tokyo area at the New Year. While Skylark Holdings, the country’s largest family-restaurant operator, closed about 2,700 outlets from 6 p.m. on N...
11 November 2019
Retailers in Japan are exploring innovative ways to make shopping more convenient. Drone deliveries to support the elderly Lawson has teamed up with Rakuten to offer drone deliveries in Minamisoma. The town has many elderly residents who have difficulty getting around. The service will run for six months before the companies decide whether to make it permanently available. Nearly all of ...
14 October 2019
Lawson has outlined plans to expand its network from 50 stores to about 500 over the next five years. Expansion with Ayala Corp. In 2016, Lawson with Puregold aimed to increase their store network to 500 stores by 2020 . This has failed to materialise, and the relationship between the two companies ceased last year. Lawson’s latest expansion plans will be supported by its new partner ...
10 October 2019
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...
01 October 2019
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...
28 August 2019
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 ...
23 August 2019
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. Unstaffed for five hours… The concept was  first announced  back in December 2017. Unstaffed service hours are between midnight to 5 a.m each day. The test will last for around six months. Whil...
21 August 2019
Japan’s four leading convenience banners, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson and Ministop will offer a 2% discount for cashless payments starting October. On the spot discounts for nine months… The rebate program launched by the Japanese government coincides with the rise of consumption tax from 8% to 10% in October. The initiative will look to drive consumption and the use of cashless payments. ...