FamilyMart reaches 10,000 in Japan

Convenience chain FamilyMart is celebrating its 10,000th store opening in Japan.

With the opening of four new stores this month, FamilyMart now has 10,000 stores across the nation.

Since the opening of its first store in Sayama City in Saitama Prefecture in 1973, FamilyMart has expanded its network throughout the country in partnership with area franchising companies in each region. By 2006, it had opened stores in every one of Japan’s 47 prefectures.

Looking ahead, FamilyMart says it will expand the number of product lineups, install more eat-in areas at its stores and expand the services and options.

FamilyMart aims to become a dominant player in convenience chain market with a record 1500 stores to open in Asia this year.

“With overseas development taking place mainly in Asia, we now have operations in eight countries and regions worldwide: Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, China, America, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines,” said FamilyMart president Isamu Nakayama.

“By making maximum use of our experience as a Japan-based convenience-store chain developer, and our expertise in store systems and infrastructure creation, we will continue to aggressively open new stores overseas, chiefly in Asia.”


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