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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

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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

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