Monthly Operations Summary FY2019 (Jun 2019)

Convenience Store Business in Japan

Sales

(YOY)

Lawson, Inc. (Non-consolidated)
All Stores Sales 104.8%
Existing Stores Sales 101.0%
Number of Customers 99.2%
Spending per Customer 101.9%

*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. 

Stores

(Number)

Lawson Group
Opening 48
Closure 38
Total Number of Stores 14691

*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 June is as follows*1. Total sales at all stores in June amounted to 228,464 million yen, a 4.8% up year on year, and average daily sales per store (all stores) totaled 554 thousand yen*2. Existing-store sales (excluding ticket and gift card sales etc.) increased 1.1% year on year over the same period and the average number of customers per store fell 0.8% and the average customer spend rose 1.9% year on year.

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

Sales of bread (sandwiches etc.) category increased mainly due to a renewal of basic sandwich items.

Noodle category sales were favorable due to increase in sales of pasta.

Sales of fast food category extremely increased year on year, due to promotion of Karaage-kun and favorable sales of new products from MACHI café.

Thanks to strong sales of new original dessert items as well as a big hit Basque-style cheesecake "BASCHEE", sales of dessert category increased year on year.

Bakery category sales increased year on year, mainly due to increased sales of our new brand bakery series “ Machi-no-Pan” and a renewal of basic items.

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 1.0% or more increase year on year of existing-store sales growth in June.

The Lawson Group operated 14,691 convenience stores in Japan at the end of June 2019, including 141 NATURAL LAWSON stores and 797 LAWSON STORE 100 stores.

Regarding LAWSON STORE 100, existing-store sales fell 1.3% year on year in June (customer numbers: -3.4%; customer spend: +2.2%). We opened 3 stores and closed 3 stores.

The existing LAWSON stores' sales in Japan (LAWSON and NATURAL LAWSON)*1 in June increased 1.2% year on year.

Lawson is promoting "Snoopy Summer Campaign" until September 30, 2019 to help broaden its customer base.
From June 11, 2019, Lawson has implemented a new program "Another Choice" at LAWSON stores in Okinawa and Ehime prefectures, an initiative to reduce food loss and make donations to children in need, together with customers.
In addition, from July 2, 2019, Lawson started operational experiment of introducing self-cash registers at LAWSON stores in Tokushima prefecture. Depending on the experimental results, Lawson will consider expanding the cash register to stores nationwide.

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.

 

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