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FamilyMart set to test robotic c-store staff

FamilyMart will this month deploy a robot which vaguely resembles a kangaroo to stack sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store.

GS Retail recruits local residents to deliver products

Convenience-store franchise GS Retail plans to hire local residents with ample knowledge about their neighborhoods to speed delivery of products in areas where alleyways and addresses may prove confusing.

Seven & I confirms on-again, off-again Speedway deal

Japanese 7-Eleven convenience store chain owner Seven & I will purchase Marathon Petroleum’s American Speedway petrol stations for US$21 billion.

Lawson unveils portable convenience stores in China

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson is launching a series of prefabricated stores in China.

Groceries, furnishings underpin profit for Dairy Farm Group

Declining health-and-beauty and convenience-store sales and a subdued Maxim’s food business took the shine off Dairy Farm Group’s first half year.

7-Eleven warns of bogus ‘franchisor’ in Cambodia

Convenience-store chain 7-Eleven has warned of a bogus ‘franchisor’ in Cambodia.

Crazy Sports to open lottery franchises inside JD convenience stores

Chinese internet firm V1 Group has partnered with Suqian Jingdong to introduce sports lottery retail services into JD Convenience Stores within the territory via its subsidiary Crazy Sports.

7-Eleven marks milestone: its 71,100th store, in Seoul

7-Eleven has hit a new milestone with the opening of its 71,100th store.