Lawson Inc

Type: Company
Name: Lawson Inc
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

Japan should replace risk-averse managers to prosper, Abe adviser says

NEW YORK – Japanese businesses need different managers who are more willing to take risks as the country emerges from 15 years of deflation that hampered innovation, according to Takeshi Niinami, chairman of Lawson Inc.“Most CEOs were promoted because ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

7-Eleven operator aims to grow stores by 25% despite new competitors

Philippine Seven Corp., the local franchise holder of 7-Eleven convenience stores, aims to grow the number of company owned and franchised shops by 25 percent a year, and double the count in three years. "We believe 25 percent growth is sufficient to ... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Convenience store giants leave smaller rivals in dust

Major convenience store chains are racing to expand their networks around the country while their smaller rivals fall behind.Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Lawson Inc. and FamilyMart Co. each passed the 10,000 mark for domestic stores by the end of May.Seven-Eleven, ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

SMIC mulls feasibility of bringing in Indon convenience store chain

MANILA, Philippines - Mall, banking and retail conglomerate SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) is studying the feasibility of introducing Indonesian convenience store chain Alfamart to the Philippines.A neighborhood store concept will be SM Group’s answer to ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

With cold coffee booming, ice is hot this summer

By Tomofumi Yonezawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Ice makers are ramping up production to meet demand spurred by the popularity of cold coffee sold near convenience store cash registers.The major convenience store chains are seeking to secure 1.5 to ... [Published The Japan News - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Convenience stores turn to creative collaborations

By Tomofumi Yonezawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Major convenience store operators have been launching more new ventures, including in-store cafes, and outlets operated in collaboration with companies from other industries. Tie-ups include a karaoke ... [Published The Japan News - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Number of women in Japan Inc. upper management rises, but still far below global average

Just over 30 percent of Japan’s top 500 companies in terms of market capitalization now have at least one woman in a senior management position, a recent Jiji Press survey has found.A total of 152 of the companies have at least one female board member ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Suntory officially nominates Niinami as president

Japanese drinks group Suntory has officially nominated Takeshi Niinami to be its new president, marking the first time somebody from outside of the founding family has been put forward for the role.Takeshi Niinami has been officially nominated as Suntory’s ... [Published The Spirits Business - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 3 reports

Cosco Capital sets 2014 capex at about ₱10 billion

Capex in 2013 was only around ₱3.5-4 billion, Cosco President Leonardo B. Dayao told reporters Friday on the sidelines of the group’s annual shareholders meeting at the Acacia Hotel in Muntinlupa.Mr. Dayao said 3 billion worth of capex this year will ... [Published Business World - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 3 reports

Suntory to appoint first outsider president

TOKYO: Family-owned Suntory Holdings Ltd will appoint its first outsider president, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the century-old Japanese drinks maker accelerates plans to transform itself from local champion to global giant.Takeshi Niinami, ... [Published thestar.com.my - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 3 reports

Suntory taps Lawson boss for president job

Suntory Holdings Ltd. is set to appoint the chairman of convenience store operator Lawson Inc. as its president, the first time someone from outside the founding family of the century-old brewer and distiller has been chosen to fill that post.Takeshi ... [Published Japan Times - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

Suntory Said to Name Lawson Chairman Niinami as Next President

Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to hire Lawson Inc. (2651) Chairman Takeshi Niinami as president in October, aperson familiar with the matter said.The Japanese liquor maker is turning to Harvard-educatedNiinami, 55, who’s headed the Japanese convenience store ... [Published Bloomberg - Jun 24 2014]

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Top spenders [Published Philippine Star - Jul 26 2014]
Japan should replace risk-averse managers to pr... [Published Japan Times - Jul 24 2014]
PM Abe Adviser: JP Businesses Need to Take More... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Jul 24 2014]
Japan Should Replace Managers to Prosper, Abe A... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 23 2014]
Philseven to double store count every 3 years [Published Philippine Star - Jul 22 2014]
Philippine Seven to expand Western Visayas pres... [Published Business World - Jul 22 2014]
7-Eleven operator aims to grow stores by 25% de... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 22 2014]
Convenience store giants leave smaller rivals i... [Published Japan Times - Jul 22 2014]
SMIC mulls feasibility of bringing in Indon con... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 20 2014]
7-Eleven income jumps 25% to P224M in Q2 on hig... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 18 2014]
With cold coffee booming, ice is hot this summer [Published The Japan News - Jul 17 2014]
Convenience stores turn to creative collaborations [Published The Japan News - Jul 15 2014]
Number of women in Japan Inc. upper management ... [Published Japan Times - Jul 09 2014]
Suntory officially nominates Niinami as president [Published The Spirits Business - Jul 01 2014]
Lawson chairman Niinami nominated as new Suntor... [Published Japan Times - Jul 01 2014]
Cosco Capital sets 2014 capex at about ₱10 billion [Published Business World - Jun 27 2014]
Cosco investing P10b in 2014 for expansion [Published Manila Standard Today - Jun 27 2014]
Cosco more than doubles war chest for acquisiti... [Published Interaksyon - Jun 27 2014]
Suntory seeks global boost with new blood for t... [Published The Japan News - Jun 25 2014]
With new blood, family-run Suntory gives itself... [Published Japan Times - Jun 25 2014]
Suntory to appoint first president outside family [Published The Spirits Business - Jun 25 2014]
Suntory Goes Outside Founding Family for New Pr... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 25 2014]
Suntory to appoint first outsider president [Published thestar.com.my - Jun 24 2014]
Tokyo Stocks Turn Higher, Mitsui Fudosan Launch... [Published Ticker - Jun 24 2014]
Suntory taps Lawson boss for president job [Published Japan Times - Jun 24 2014]
Niinami to be Suntory’s 1st outside president [Published The Japan News - Jun 24 2014]
Topix Index Halts Two-Day Decline as Japan Toba... [Published BusinessWeek - Jun 24 2014]
Japan's Suntory brings in 1st outsider to lead ... [Published Sharenet - Jun 24 2014]
Japan’s Suntory brings in first outsider ... [Published The Malaysian Insider :: Business - Jun 24 2014]
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PM Abe Adviser: JP Businesses Need to Take More... [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Jul 24 2014]
Japanese businesses need different managers who are more willing to take risks as the country emerges from 15 years of deflation that hampered innovation, according to Takeshi Niinami, chairman of Lawson Inc. “Most CEOs were promoted because they are ...
Japan’s Suntory brings in first outsider ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jun 24 2014]
Family-owned Suntory Holdings Ltd will appoint its first outsider president, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the century-old Japanese drinks maker accelerates plans to transform itself from local champion to global giant.Takeshi Niinami, ...
Japanese mobile app developer Beatrobo snags $1... [Published PE Hub Blog - May 30 2014]
Tokyo-based mobile app developer Beatrobo has raised $1.1 million in funding. The investors were Lawson HMV Entertainment and Genuine Startups . PRESS RELEASE TOKYO (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Japan-based technology company Beatrobo announced that it ...
In Japan 7 Eleven is Investing in Farmland [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Feb 27 2014]
Convenience store chains Lawson Inc. (2651) and Seven & I Holdings Co. (3382) are so sure Japan’s aging farmers can’t meet demand for fresh vegetables that they’re investing in cropland and training young people to work the fields. Takeshi Niinami, ...
Lawson CEO to Join New Japan Group to Back Casi... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Jan 26 2014]
Lawson CEO to Join New Japan Group to Back Casino Legalization Bloomberg Business leaders including top executives at Lawson Inc. (2651) and Suntory Holdings Ltd. are joining forces to back the legalization of casinos in Japan, a proposal that could ...
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Beatrobo's PlugAir Raises $1.1MM Investment fro... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 30 2014]
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