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FamilyMart Aims To Double Thai Stores

Partnership with Central Retail Co. is expected to help grow the FamilyMart chain in Thailand to 3,000 locations in 10 years. Japanese convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. plans to accelerate its store openings in Thailand through a new business partnership with Central Retail Corp., MarketWatch reported. FamilyMart plans to sell its entire stake in SFM

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FamilyMart Expands In Southeast Asia

Japanese c-store chains look to other Asian countries for growth opportunities.   FamilyMart Co., Japan’s largest convenience store operator in Southeast Asia, is set to rollout 600 new stores in Indonesia and the Philippines, Bloomberg reported. The retailer expects to open 300 stores in each country by 2015, expanding on a network that includes more

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Japan Grows C-Store Fleet

Stores opening in 2012 expected to total a fifth more than those opened in 2011. Japan’s five major convenience store operators are set to open more than 3,400 stores in fiscal 2012 as customer traffic increases, Reuters reported. The net increase (openings minus closings) is expected to total 1,880-2,130 stores, up 40-60% compared to fiscal

This March, several c-store chains inspired customers to buy paper Shamrocks to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Industry Steps Up to Support Japan, Charitable Causes

Convenience stores continue to play an important role in raising much-needed funds in times of trouble. By: Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. When disaster strikes, convenience stores are often at their best stepping up to support the community. But what makes the industry so special is that it often continues to give back long after the

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TOP PERFORMERS Sara Lee Foodservice Oscar Meyer (Kraft Foods Inc.) Ruiz Foods Inc. HONORABLE MENTIONS Don Miguel Mexican Foods Inc. Stouffer’s (Nestle) Old-time retailers tell it this way: Some years ago, convenience customers were more willing to give up a little something on quality—in the way of food, at least—if it meant they’d get something

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