Seven & i Holdings news

06 December 2022
7-Eleven Singapore recently opened 7Café, its first café concept store in Singapore. The store is located at Jewel Changi Airport shopping mall, just beside Changi Airport. It is positioned as a café that allows travellers to recharge. Wide array of food and beverage options The café has a great variety of food and beverage options. Beverage options include coffee & chocolate, frappés, smoo...
10 November 2022
Seven and I Holdings, which operates 7-Eleven, is selling its department store chain Sogo & Seibu to US fund Fortress for US$1.4 bn. Struggling department stores Sogo & Seibu was acquired by Seven & I in 2006. Since 2007, the department store's network has fallen from 28 to 10. Although the department stores' revenue has surged, as sales of fashion and luxury brands rebounded. However, the ...
26 September 2022
Malaysia is becoming a hotspot for convenience operators. Read about the expansion plans of CU, Emart24, FamilyMart, GS25 as well as 7-Eleven Malaysia. 1. CU opens 100th store in MidValley CU, from South Korea, opened its first stores in Malaysia in 2021, after reaching a partnership with local convenience store company myNews Holdings Bhd. The retailer has already opened 50 CU stores pla...
19 August 2022
While the landscape of labour shortages and rising costs varies across the region, convenience retailers are experimenting with a range of new solutions to tackle their resource challenges. Robots employed to restock at FamilyMart FamilyMart has partnered with start-up Telexistence to introduce stock-checking robots to 300 stores in Japan. The Japan Times reports that each robot can repla...
23 June 2022
7-Eleven opens its first ever beachfront store in Singapore, in partnership with Tiger- Beer to reimagine convenience shopping with a refreshing twist.   Source: (7-Eleven Singapore Facebook) Beachfront Store in Singapore The new store, in partnership with Tiger Beer, will be a beachfront store at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Apart from eye-catching aesthetics that would make for a gre...
06 June 2022
I went to New York City to see how retail is evolving, taking in convenient food-to-go solutions and the rapid roll out of new technologies and digital solutions. Key learnings from my visits in New York City: Food-to-go specialists are focusing on delivering the most convenient experience through wider range of products, orders via app and super easy collection in stores Getting the ...
23 May 2022
Co-working spaces, hybrid stores with additional services, and range evolution: three ways leading Asian convenience operators are adapting to meet changing shopper needs as markets emerge from Covid-19. 1. Co-working spaces 7-Eleven in Taiwan has introduced private working spaces above one of its stores in Taoyuan, reports Focus Taiwan. Rates of NTD 100 (USD 3.4) per hour mean the 14 rooms...
14 March 2022
7-Eleven is testing a new payment solution at some of its stores in Japan. Not ‘just walk out’ technology, but a virtual touch screen The payment solution still requires shoppers to individually scan their items before paying. However, there is no LCD touchscreen. This has been replaced by a system developed by Toshiba called Digi POS that creates a virtual touchscreen, which projects in fr...
14 March 2022
7-Eleven launches 2022 presidential election cups in time for the national elections on 9 May. Special edition cups available across the country The cups come in 22-oz and 12oz sizes for either cold drinks or coffee. They show the names and images of five presidential candidtates: Senator Ping Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao, Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and ex-sena...
26 January 2022
We highlight some of the latest loyalty programmes from convenience retailers around the world, including 7-Eleven, Circle K, Valora, Sheetz, and more. IGD view: customer lifestyle loyalty As more retailers upgrade the functionality of their mobile apps, new ways to interact with consumers will be available. Embedding loyalty programmes and personalised communication will help integrate off...