Okashi Land plans self-service c-store in Hong Kong

Japanese snack store Okashi Land is planning to open a self-service outlet in Mong Kok.

The unmanned store, which opens on September 5 in Gala Place, has been undertaken in partnership with Guangzhou unmanned convenience-store startup EasyGo.

It will stock more than 100 products marked with radio-frequency IDs. Customers will be able to make their purchases via automatic deductions from their digital wallets.

Chairman of Okashi Land’s parent company Four Seas Mercantile Holdings Stephen Tai said unmanned stores and digital payments have become the main trend of the retail industry.

“The company set up Unmanned Okashi Land in the hope of better business and it will bring convenient services for Hong Kong customers.”

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