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Convenience fast becoming Asia’s retail foundation

Convenience – once merely a store-front – is becoming part of many Asians’ way of life.

Corner stores still dominate Asia retail

In Asia retail, the humble corner store is an essential ally to fast-moving consumer goods in the battle for market share and customer loyalty, according to a new report from global performance management company, Nielsen.

7-Eleven Malaysia moves upmarket

7-Eleven Malaysia plans to open 200 new stores this year and refurbish another 200 as it moves upmarket.

Lawson scales back in China

Japanese convenience chain Lawson is losing its confidence in China, scaling back ambitious expansion plans for the market. Lawson had previously announced plans to open 10,000 stores across China by 2020 on top of its existing 384. However, the retailer now says it is likely to take an extra five years to reach that target. It says the Chinese government is not doing enough to boost consumption. It has been losing its lustre in China in the previous years due to rising labour and rental c…

7-Eleven targets 1000 Philippine stores

Convenience chain plans expanding to Mindanao.

Ministop enters Indonesia

Japanese convenience chain opens first store in Kota Tangerang Selatan.

7-Eleven to open 300 stores in Chongqing

Convenience chain expanding in south western China.

More 7-Elevens for the Philippines

Convenience chain plans to end the year with 1000 stores.

Thailand: SEA’s convenience store capital

Convenience stores prolific in Thailand – and still growing.

FamilyMart in massive Japan expansion

Convenience chain to open 3000 new stores over three years.

FamilyMart to boost expansion in Thailand

Convenience chain targets 3000 stores by 2017.

7-Eleven in Philippines milestone

Convenience chain intends to hit its 1000th store in Philippines in the fourth quarter.