Monthly Operations Summary FY2013 (March 2013)

Business Report


Total sales at all stores in March 2013 amounted to 168,059million yen, 104.5% of the same period last year. Consolidated net sales of existing stores were 99.1% of the same period last year.  Average daily sales per store (all stores) amounted to 521 thousand yen. The average number of customer per store (existing stores) was 855, 99.0% of the same period last year. The average spending per customer (existing stores) was 583 yen, 100.1% of the same period last year.


Existing stores sales by merchandise category were as follows.


Sales of sandwich, noodle (ex. cold noodle) and ice cream were robust by warm climate nationwide.


Sales of over-the-counter fast food category exceeded the previous year’s amount thanks to favorable sales of delicatessen items and freshly-brewed coffee.


The delicatessen category exceeded the previous year’s amount. In particular, prepared food categories recorded a significant year-on-year growth.


Sales of cigarettes continued to decline below the amount of a year ago just as it did last month.


As of March 31, 2013, the Lawson Group had 11,174 stores in Japan, including 110 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 1,217 LAWSON STORE100 stores.


Existing store sales of Ninety-nine Plus, Inc. amounted to 94.5% of same period last year (number of customers: 94.7%; spending per customer: 99.7%). In March, Ninety-nine Plus, Inc. opened no store and closed 7 stores.


Lawson is running "the Spring Rirrakuma Fair" from February 26, 2013 to June 10, 2013.