CHINA/JAPAN: Lawson to lower stake in Chinese joint venture
Japanese convenience store operator Lawson has said it plans to open around 200 new stores in China by the end of next year while also lowering its stake in its Chinese operations. Lawson spokesman Katsumi Kawai said the design of the outlets would be different to that of the company's existing 103 stores in China in a bid to increase their appeal to local customers.
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