C-stores in Japan gain market share with tech savvy, fresh food

Domestic convenience store operators looking to grow their share of the foodservice dollar—and U.S. restaurant operators looking to protect their businesses from further erosion by retailers—may do well to understand the Japanese C-store market, where technology is aggressively employed, fresh food is key and there is something new nearly every day, say officials with global market research firm The NPD Group.

In Japan, convenience stores number more than 40,000, nea

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