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Japan’s four leading convenience banners, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Lawson and Ministop will offer a 2% discount for cashless payments starting October.

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Hong Kong-based Convenience Retail Asia (CRA) has posted a solid set of results for the first half ending 30 June, with Group revenue increasing by 5.0% YoY to HKD2,703m (US$344.7m). Circle K’s comparable store sales increase 4.4% again Circle K's comparable store sales increased 4.4% YoY – matching what it achieved this time last year. This contributed to total sales of HKD2,185m (US$278.6...
7-Eleven in Japan will discontinue its 7pay cashless payment service next month. Rebuilding trust essential A security breach of the payment service after the launch on July 1 exposed user data. The retailer has decided to discontinue the service at the end of September. Following this incident, we expect new initiatives, particularly those that use technology, to be rolled-out more cautiou...
Japanese railway firm JR East is set to open its first unstaffed, cashless NewDays convenience store at its Musashisakai Station in Tokyo, Japan. How will it work? There will be self-checkout counters for shoppers to scan product barcodes. Cash payments and age-restricted products will not be available. Like other unstaffed stores around the world, products at the NewDays store will be rest...
Nanjing based Suning announced this week that it has taken over Guangzhou Circle K network from Hong Kong’s Fung Group. Acquisition of 61 stores Suning Xiaodian, the convenience store unit of the Chinese retail giant Suning, has acquired 61 Circle K outlets in Guangzhou from Fung Group for an undisclosed sum. Fung Group’s listed subsidiary, Convenience Retail Asia, continues to own and o...

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