The three major convenience store companies' financial results for the six months to August captured the so-called "needing demand" associated with the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and each company increased its profits.

The six-month financial results from March to August announced by the three major convenience stores by the 14th are all profits that show the profits of the main business of the domestic business, compared to the same period of the previous year.


▽ Seven-Eleven Japan increased by 4%,


▽ FamilyMart

increased by

70%, and


▽ Lawson


increased by

34%

.



This was due to strong sales of frozen foods, desserts, and alcoholic beverages due to the so-called “needing demand” associated with the spread of infection.

On the other hand, comparing the profits of each company with those two years before the spread of the new coronavirus,


▽ Seven-Eleven and FamilyMart both

decreased by

7% and


▽ Lawson by 37%,


respectively, and the impact of the spread of the infection is It's still going on.



In addition to remodeling stores and strengthening home delivery, each company wants to recover profits by saving labor for store staff by introducing unmanned cashiers.



Lawson President Sadanobu Takemasu said at an online press conference held on the 7th of this month, "Although the state of emergency has been lifted, we cannot see the future of the business environment such as the infection situation. We want to firmly capture consumer demand." Said.

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