Famima Corporation, the US division of pan-Asian retail group FamilyMart, is opening its eighth store today (31 Oct), in downtown Los Angeles.

Since opening its first store in West Hollywood in July 2005, Famima has added outlets in Westwood, Torrance, Santa Monica Third Street Promenade, Hollywood, and two locations in Pasadena.

The company, which specialises in freshly prepared packaged gourmet meals such as salads, sushi, panini, sandwiches and dim sum, and also sells hot soup, freshly baked breads, desserts, organic gourmet coffee and other assorted hot and cold drinks, plans to open new stores in Culver City, Glendale, Long Beach and a second store in downtown LA, at the Pacific Center in coming months.