Monthly Operations Summary FY2019 (May 2019)

Convenience Store Business in Japan



Lawson, Inc. (Non-consolidated)
All Stores Sales 105.8%
Existing Stores Sales 102.1%
Number of Customers 99.4%
Spending per Customer 102.7%

*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 28
Total Number of Stores 14681

*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 May is as follows*1. Total sales at all stores in May amounted to 219,332 million yen, a 5.8% up year on year, and average daily sales per store (all stores) totaled 516 thousand yen*2. Existing-store sales (excluding ticket and gift card sales etc.) increased 2.1% year on year over the same period, as our initiatives to strengthen evening and night time work effectively, and the average number of customers per store fell 0.6% and the average customer spend rose 2.7% year on year.

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

Sale of rice products category increased year on year due to an introduction of new rice ball series as well as a big hit rice ball products.

Sales of bread (sandwiches etc.) category increased mainly due to a renewal of popular sandwiches.

Thanks to favorable sales of pasta products and Chinese style cold noodles, sales of noodle category extremely increased year on year.

Fast food category sales increased drastically year on year, thanks to an introduction of new flavors of Karaage-kun.

Sales of dessert category increased dramatically year on year, thanks to strong sales of original products including a big hit Basque-style cheesecake "BASCHEE" and a renewal of Japanese style sweets.

As hot days continued nationwide in May, ice cream category made a great success thanks to favorable sales of LAWSON original products, and sales of drink category increased mainly due to an introduction of new 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 more increase year on year of existing-store sales growth in May.

The Lawson Group operated 14,681 convenience stores in Japan at the end of May 2019, including 141 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 797 LAWSON STORE 100 stores.

Regarding LAWSON STORE 100, existing-store sales fell 2.1% year on year in May (customer numbers: - 3.8%; customer spend: +1.8%).

The existing LAWSON stores' sales in Japan (LAWSON and NATURAL LAWSON)*1 in May increased 2.4% year on year.

Lawson is promoting "Sanrio Spring Campaign" until June 17, 2019 to help broaden its customer base.
From June 11, 2019, Lawson is planning to start a new program "Another Choice", which to reduce food loss and make donations to children, with the cooperation of customers, at LAWSON stores in Okinawa and Ehime prefectures.

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.