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Better Convenience Through Automation: Five Japanese Convenience Store Chains Sign Up to Automate All Stores by 2025

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Coresight Research

Key Points

The Japanese government has launched an initiative to automate convenience stores nationwide by 2025, in co-operation with five convenience store chains.

  • The government launched the project to tackle the country’s labor shortage and enhance convenience stores’ operational efficiency.
  • Under the plan, the five convenience store chains will automate 50,000 stores by 2025 using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
  • There has been wide adoption of RFID technology globally, as it helps better manage inventory control and customer service delivery.

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