Monthly Operations Summary FY2018 (Dec 2018)

Convenience Store Business in Japan



Lawson, Inc. (Non-consolidated)
All Stores Sales 106.4%
Existing Stores Sales 99.7%
Number of Customers 97.2%
Spending per Customer 102.6%

*This chart shows the total sales of LAWSON, NATURAL LAWSON, and LAWSON STORE100 operated by Lawson, Inc. Sales of Lawson Sanin, Inc., Lawson Kochi, Inc., Lawson Minami-Kyushu, Inc., and Lawson Okinawa, Inc. are not included.
*Existing stores: Figures of tickets and gift card etc. are not included. 



Lawson Group
Opening 87
Closure 37
Total Number of Stores 14574

*The number of stores in Lawson Group includes Lawson, Inc., Lawson Sanin, Inc., Lawson Kochi, Inc., Lawson Minami-Kyushu, Inc., and Lawson Okinawa, Inc.

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The sales result of Lawson, Inc. in December is as follows*1. Total sales at all stores in December amounted to 226,964 million yen, a 6.4% up year on year, and average daily sales per store (all stores) totaled 537 thousand yen *2. Existing-store sales (excluding ticket and gift card sales etc.) decreased 0.3% year on year over the same period, and the average number of customers per store fell 2.8% and the average customer spend rose 2.6% year on year.

In December, ticket sales including concerts, sporting events, etc. sales increased year on year and existing-store sales including these sales increased 0.6% compared with the same month of the previous year.

Below is a breakdown of the existing-store sales performance by individual merchandise categories.

Thanks to a hit product and new taste of rice balls, sales of rice products category extremely increased year on year.

Sales of noodle category increased dramatically year on year, thanks to favorable sales of hot noodle products.

As a result of our continuous initiatives to expand product lineups, sales of daily delivered food and frozen food items increased year on year.

Cigarette sales accounted for 0.5% or less increase year on year of existing-store sales growth in December.

The Lawson Group operated 14,574 convenience stores in Japan at the end of December 2018, including 139 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 794 LAWSON STORE100 stores.

Regarding LAWSON STORE 100, existing-store sales fell 2.0% year on year in December (customer numbers: -4.6%; customer spend: +2.7%). In December, we opened 3 stores and closed 1 store.

The existing LAWSON stores’ sales in Japan (LAWSON and NATURAL LAWSON)*1 in December decreased 0.1% year on year.

Lawson is promoting ”Sanrio Winter Campaign” until March 11, 2019 to help broaden its customer base.

Note 1: Lawson, Inc. sales include sales generated by LAWSON stores (excluding Lawson Okinawa, Inc., Lawson Minami-Kyusyu, Inc., Lawson Kochi, Inc., and Lawson Sanin, Inc.), NATURAL LAWSON stores, and LAWSON STORE100 stores. The LAWSON operation in Japan consists of sales generated by LAWSON, Inc. excluding sales of LAWSON STORE100 stores.
Note 2: Total sales at all stores include figures of tickets and gift card etc. These sales differ from “Net sales of convenience stores” in our other disclosed documents.