FamilyMart opens first store in Malaysia

Date : 15 November 2016

Japanese convenience store operator FamilyMart has opened its first store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

300 stores in five years

FamilyMart has launched its first store in Malaysia as scheduled, through a licensing agreement with local food processor QL Resources, in a bid to tighten its grip on the growing Asian market.

The store, located at Wisma Lim Foo Yong at Jalan Raja Chulan, opens 24/7. It focuses on the popular food ranges including bento sets, fresh sandwiches, salads, sushi and onigiri (rice balls). There is also a bakery section and an eat-in area in-store.

FamilyMart plans to launch 300 stores in Malaysia over the next five years. The c-store market has already been very competitive in the country, with its major rival 7-Eleven having entered the market in 1984 and currently operating 1,854 stores.

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