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Dean Best | 20 Sep 2012

With India - and the prospect of wide-ranging economic reforms in the country - in the international business headlines, there are few other more opportune times to meet Rakesh Biyani, joint managing director of Future Group, one of the country's largest retailers.

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Dean Best | 15 Apr 2014

Japanese convenience retailer Lawson Inc plans to roll out its new "next-gen" Lawson Mart c-store to more than 100 locations in its new financial year.


Hannah Abdulla | 24 Mar 2014

Japanese convenience retailer Lawson Inc has confirmed reports COO Genichi Tamatsuka is to be promoted to the role of chief executive.


Katy Askew | 21 Mar 2014

Japanese convenience retailer Lawson Inc is reportedly preparing to promote its chief operating officer, Genichi Tamatsuka, to the post of president and CEO.


Dean Best | 9 Jan 2014

Japan-based convenience retailer Lawson Inc has reported record nine-month profits despite a dip in sales.


Dean Best | 9 Oct 2013

Japanese convenience store retailer Lawson Inc has reported higher half-year profits.


Dean Best | 9 Jul 2013

Japanese c-store retailer Lawson Inc has reported higher first-quarter profits despite lower sales.


Dean Best | 19 Apr 2013

Japan's Lawson Inc is the latest retailer to reveal plans to expand in Thailand's convenience store channel.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2013

Japanese convenience retailer Lawson Inc has forecast higher sales and profits in its new financial year.


Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 2012

Japanese c-store retailer Lawson Inc is to set up a joint venture in Thailand with local operator The Saha Pathanapibul Group.


Dean Best | 8 Oct 2012

Japanese c-store retailer Lawson Inc has reported higher half-year profits despite concerns over consumer confidence in the country in recent months.


Michelle Russell | 10 Sep 2012

India's Future Group has received board approval for the merger of its Future Value Retail and Pantaloon businesses.


Dean Best | 30 Apr 2012

Allegations of bribery at Wal-Mart Stores' Mexican arm grabbed the headlines at the start of the week, rocking the world's largest retailer. Nestle, the world's largest food manufacturer, made waves of its own with its US$11.9bn deal to buy Pfizer's baby food business. The week also saw a raft of first-quarter results and the announcement of the latest results from Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, a programme to reduce its impact on the environment. We met Unilever CEO Paul Polman to discuss the company's progress.


Martin Foster | 24 Apr 2012

Lawson Inc, Japan's number two convenience store retailer, is to use the opening of up to 50 outlets in Hawaii as a springboard to expand onto the US mainland.


Martin Foster | 23 Apr 2012

Japan c-store chain Lawson Inc. is in talks with several Chinese retailers, which could lead to a possible acquisition.


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2012

Japanese convenience store retailer Lawson Inc has booked mixed annual results, with its bottom line hit by tax costs but its operating earnings rising 11%.


Dean Best | 12 Jan 2012

Japanese convenience store retailer Lawson Inc has reported higher operating profit and sales for the first nine months of its financial year, although charges hit its bottom line.


Dean Best | 13 Oct 2011

Japanese retailer Lawson Inc has reportedly set plans for a network of over 10,000 outlets in China.


Petah Marian | 6 Jul 2011

Japanese retailer Lawson Inc posted a first-quarter loss as it was hit by Japan's earthquake and an accounting cost.


just-food.com | 14 Apr 2011

Lawson Inc, the Japanese retailer, saw annual profits more than double in its last financial year as it lapped figures for the previous 12 months hit by an accounting scandal.


just-food.com | 15 Mar 2011

Retailers are feeling the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday, with Costco announcing that two people died in the parking ramp of one of its outlets, while Lawson said that nearly 140 of its stores are out of service.


just-food.com | 12 Oct 2010

Lawson Inc, the Japanese convenience retailer, today (12 October) cut its targets for annual turnover and profits after posting lower half-year results.


just-food.com | 5 Jul 2010

Convenience retailer Lawson suffered under persistent deflationary conditions and sluggish consumer spending in Japan, posting JPY11.2bn (US$127.58m) operating profit for its first quarter ended 31 May, an 8.2% drop on the previous year.


just-food.com | 14 Apr 2010

Japanese convenience store retailer Lawson Inc today (14 April) booked an expected slump in annual profits as the scandal at its ticket sales unit hit the company's bottom line.


just-food.com | 14 Apr 2010

Japanese retailer Lawson Inc is to make Ninety-Nine Plus, a company in which it owns a majority stake, a wholly-owned subsidiary.


Alyshah Hasham | 14 Apr 2010

Japanese convenience chain Lawson Inc has announced changes to its business practices, after a “misappropriation” of JPY14.4bn (US$4.7m) by two company directors in its Lawson Entermedia unit.


Michael Fitzpatrick | 25 Aug 2009

Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is in talks to buy convenience store chain am/pm Japan Co., in a bid to match the number of stores of Lawson Inc, the country's number two c-store retailer.


Michael Fitzpatrick | 2 Jun 2009

Under pressure from Japan’s rapidly shrinking population and the overall drop in sales owing to the recession, Seven & i Holdings said it will be relocating a record number of stores this fiscal year.


Michael Fitzpatrick | 26 Feb 2009

Lawson Inc.'s acquisition of am/pm Japan Co. could lead to a major realignment in the Japanese convenience store industry, with big players swallowing up struggling smaller rivals in an increasingly saturated market, leading analysts have told just-food.

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