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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 06:00
The Japan Times Online
"Conbini" (convenience store) operators in Japan are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, and one product has come up trumps for the market's top players – coffee. Millions and millions of cups of it. Inspired by a popular JPY100 (USD1) blend launched by McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) in 2008, Seven-Eleven Japan Co. touched off a boom in conbini coffee last year, lifting Japan's long-stagnant coffee market and rankling rival businesses. Late last month, Lawson Inc. became the latest convenience store chain to offer JPY100 coffee, a move that its president...
2014-10-22 10:04
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