Monthly Operations Summary FY2018 (Sep 2018)

Convenience Store Business in Japan



Lawson, Inc. (Non-consolidated)
All Stores Sales 106.5%
Existing Stores Sales 102.0%
Number of Customers 95.5%
Spending per Customer 106.8%

*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 38
Closure 38
Total Number of Stores 14340

*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 September is as follows*1. Total sales at all stores in September amounted to 218,186 million yen, a 6.5% up year on year, and average daily sales per store (all stores) totaled 544 thousand yen *2. Existing-store sales (excluding ticket and gift card sales etc.) increased 2.0% year on year over the same period, and the average number of customers per store fell 4.5% and the average customer spend rose 6.8% year on year. In September, the average number of customers was negatively affected by temporary shutdown of stores and distribution delay caused by the earthquake in Hokkaido area, and damage by the typhoon as well.

In September, the ticket sales including concerts, sporting events, etc. and gift card sales accounted for approximately 2.0 point decrease year on year of existing-store sales.

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

Thanks to sales increases of “Onigiri-ya” rice balls, sales of rice products category increased dramatically year on year.

Sales of noodle category increased year on year, thanks to a renewal of pasta products.

As a result of successful outcome from our initiatives such as to expand product offering in this category, sales of daily delivered food and frozen food items increased year on year.

Cigarette sales extremely increased due to a strong demand before tax increases, which accounted for approximately 2.5% increase year on year of existing-store sales growth in September.

The Lawson Group operated 14,340 convenience stores in Japan at the end of September 2018, including 141 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 792 LAWSON STORE100 stores.

Regarding LAWSON STORE 100, existing-store sales rose 1.0% year on year in September (customer numbers:-4.3%; customer spend: +5.6%). In September, we did not open store and closed 2 stores.

The existing LAWSON stores’ sales in Japan (LAWSON and NATURAL LAWSON)*1 in September increased 2.1% year on year.
Lawson is promoting ”Rilakkuma Autumn Campaign” until December 17, 2018 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.