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FamilyMart Taiwan plans 200 new stores

Familymart Taiwan is aiming to open 220–230 new stores in the territory this year, as the Japanese convenience-store chain franchise emerges unaffected by the coronavirus turmoil.

FamilyMart Japan reveals results of shorter trading-hours test

A trial to reduce business hours has resulted in a 59 per cent drop in operating profits for FamilyMart Japan.

FamilyMart Japan culls staff as store network shrinks

FamilyMart Japan is reducing its operational costs by letting go 800 employees, equal to about one in 10 of the convenience-store operator’s total staff count.

Japan and South Korea battle it out in Vietnam retail market

South Korean companies are engaged in a fierce battle with Japanese rivals in the Vietnam retail market, which has emerged as a “post-China.”

World’s largest FamilyMart to open in Manila

The world’s largest FamilyMart is to open in Manila, a 400sqm outlet located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Thailand’s Central Group names new executives

Thailand’s Central Group has appointed Stephane Coum as CEO of Central Food Retail.

Half of FamilyMart Japan store owners want shorter hours

FamilyMart Japan says almost half of its franchisees want to drop its signature 24-hour trading hours.

Japanese retailers face declining sales as population shrinks

Declines in e-commerce activity and the nation’s population have seen Japanese retailers and restaurant owners downscaling their operations.

FamilyMart is suing its Chinese partner in a stoush over royalty payments

FamilyMart is suing its Chinese partner in a dispute over royalties which could spell the end of the joint venture.

FamilyMart is suing its Chinese partner in a stoush over royalty payments

FamilyMart is suing its Chinese partner in a dispute over royalties which could spell the end of the joint venture.

FamilyMart Japan investing in labour-saving technologies

Japanese convenience store FamilyMart Holdings is preparing to invest ¥25 billion (US$223 million) on labour-saving technologies.

Vietnam retail tipped to record double-digit growth

The Vietnam retail sector is forecast to record double-digit growth from 2019 to 2024.