JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales

JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales   Trial to begin at Lawson’s Minamisoma-Odaka store on October 31 Tokyo, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Lawson, Inc. today (October 6, 2017) announced that the two companies will begin a trial initiative that combines […]

Lawson, Inc. and Save On Corp. swap franchising rights in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. and Save On Corp. have signed a mega-franchise contract in Gumma, Tochigi, Niigata, Saitama, and Chiba prefectures. About the mega-franchise agreement: At the end of December 2016, Save On operated 503 SAVE ON convenience stores. Save On has agreed to gradually change the outlets into […]

Lawson starts accepting ATM transactions using JCB, Visa and MasterCard issued outside of Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson will start accepting in-store ATM transactions using JCB, Visa and MasterCard that have been issued outside of Japan from Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The gradual introduction of this new service will be operated and monitored by consolidated subsidiary Lawson ATM Networks Co., Ltd. Starting on September […]

Lawson will offer full support to disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in Kumamoto

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Apr-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. would like to extend its deepest sympathies to those who suffered terrible loss in the devastating 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. We sincerely hope for the speedy recovery of the affected regions and will offer our full support to disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in Kumamoto. Lawson is […]

Lawson, Inc. announces executive changes

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. announced the following executive personnel changes, which were unanimously approved at the Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 28, 2016, and will become effective June 1, 2016. Lawson has decided to appoint Genichi Tamatsuka as the Chief Executive Officer and Sadanobu Takemasu as the Chief […]

Lawson starts new services for UnionPay card holders to improve convenience for foreign tourists

Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, 2015-9-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. will start new services for holders of the UnionPay card which is widely used in mainland China to improve convenience for foreign tourists. From September 24th, 2015, customers can pay by UnionPay credit card at all Lawson stores in Japan (12,195 stores as of Aug 31, […]

Three F Co.,Ltd. and Lawson, Inc. in discussions to form capital and business alliance

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2015-9-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three F Co.,Ltd. and Lawson, Inc. have decided to begin discussing options for forming a capital and business alliance between their two firms. The two companies have already introduced various developments of their own to help stay abreast of rapidly changing conditions in the convenience store industry. […]

Lawson, Inc. announces organizational and personnel changes effective March 1, 2015

TOKYO, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. (Head Office: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo; President and CEO, Representative Director: Genichi Tamatsuka) has announced the following organizational and personnel changes effective March 1, 2015. Organizational changes We made this organizational changes to further strengthen focus on our stores and on each area strategy. Increasing the number […]