Monthly Operations Summary FY2011 (November 2011)

Business Report


Total sales at all stores in November 2011 amounted to 155,238 million yen, an increase of 109.7% year on year. Consolidated net sales of existing stores increased by 105.9% yoy. Average daily sales per store (all stores) amounted to 531 thousand yen. The average number of customers per store (existing stores) was 900, an increase of 100.7% yoy, and average spending per customer (existing stores) increased by 105.3% yoy, to 570 yen.

Consolidated existing-store sales in the Tohoku region increased by over approximately 15% yoy, driven by demand related to reconstruction following the earthquake disaster.

Sales of cigarettes at existing stores rose approximately 130% yoy. Sales of other products slightly decreased year on year.

 Sales in the rice and noodles category, fast food category and daily necessities category sustained the sharp growth trajectory of the previous month, exceeding 100% yoy.

Sales of private brand “Lawson select” ,which includes prepared foods and daily necessities, continued to be robust after the redesign in the end of October.

In the fresh food category, enhanced fresh food-type LAWSON stores (Hybrid Type) contributed to a substantial 60% yoy increase in sales.

As of November 30, 2011, the Lawson Group was comprised of 10,369 stores in Japan, including 96 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 1,159 LAWSON STORE100 stores.

Existing store sales of Ninety-nine Plus Inc. amounted to 97.9% of the previous year(number of customers: 98.0%; sales per customer: 99.9%). In November, Ninety-nine Plus Inc. opened 10 stores and closed no store, bringing the total number of stores to 1,159.

LAWSON is slated for “the Miffy Dish Fair” from December 6, 2011 to February 13, 2012.