Comments on: Convenience stores gear up for a brighter future http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/convenience-stores-gear-up-for-a-brighter-future/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/convenience-stores-gear-up-for-a-brighter-future/comment-page-1/#comment-77212 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:31:17 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=3166#comment-77212 One thing about franchise businesses is that the company risks nothing, since all the franchise operators have to buy their stock from the parent company, and usually there are a lot of rules that guarantee the parent company will never lose money even if the franchise operator does. So increasing the number of stores even as the population shrinks is not as strange as it sounds.

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By: Ἀντισθένης http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/convenience-stores-gear-up-for-a-brighter-future/comment-page-1/#comment-77083 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:23:41 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=3166#comment-77083 “45,769 convenience stores in Japan… the “saturation point” for convenience stores in Japan is 50,000.” Expend in a shrinking population when you are already at 90% of saturation? Japanese business decisions, sigh…

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