Lawson’s Enters U.S. Market

Japan’s second largest c-store chain hits the U.S. market this summer.

Lawson, Japan’s second largest convenience store chain, comes to the U.S. this Saturday as the company opens its first two stores in Waikiki, Hawaii.

According to Pacific Business News, the two stores will be by the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and the Moana Surfrider on Kalakaua Avenue. The stores will be managed by a Lawson subsidiary that was created in January.

Takeshi Niinami, Lawson CEO, told the press in April he hopes to open 30 to 50 outlets in Hawaii, and the company has goals to further expand to the U.S. mainland.

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