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  1. 1. Seven-Eleven Japan Co.
  2. 2. Introduction • Established in 1973 • First store in Koto-ku, Tokyo, in May 1974. • First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in October 1979. • In 2004 it was owned by the Ito-Yokado group • A phenomenal growth between the years of 1985 and 2003. number of stores increased from 2,299 to 10,303, annual sales increased from 386 billion to 2,343 billion yen, and net income increased from 9 billion to 91.5 billion yen.
  3. 3. History • Founded by Mr. Masatoshi Ito • A trip to the United States in 1961 • In 1972 Ito approached the Southland Corporation • Agreed in 1973 to a licensing agreement. • In May 1974 the first Seven-Eleven convenience store opened in Tokyo • By 1979 591 Seven-Eleven stores in Japan • By 1984 -2,001 • By 2004 - 10,356
  4. 4. Convenience Store Industry in Japan • From 1991 to 2002 the number of convenience stores in Japan increased from 19,603 to almost 42,000 • In 2004, the top 10 convenience store chains accounted for approximately 90 % of Japan’s convenience stores. • In 2002 Seven-Eleven was Japan’s leading convenience store operator, accounting for 21.7% of all convenience stores and 31.5% of total store sales. • In 2004 Seven-Eleven accounted for 60% of the total net increase in the number of stores among the top 10 convenience store chains in Japan.
  5. 5. 7-11 Japan’s Franchise System Market Dominance Strategy for :- • Boosted distribution efficiency • Improved brand awareness • Increased system efficiency • Enhanced efficiency of franchise support services • Improved advertising effectiveness • Competitors’ entrance prevention into the dominant area Aichi prefecture
  6. 6. Responsibilities • Seven-Eleven Japan responsibilities: 1. Develop supply and merchandise 2. Provide the ordering system 3. Pay for the system operation 4. Supply accounting services 5. Provide advertising 6. Install and remodel facilities 7. Pay 80 percent of utility costs • Franchise owner responsibilities: 1. Operate and manage store 2. Hire and pay staff 3. Order supplies 4. Maintain store appearance 5. Provide customer service
  7. 7. Stores Management • 5000 SKUs • 3000 SKUs average • Food items were classified in four broad categories: (i) chilled temperature items including sandwiches, delicatessen products, and milk (ii) warm temperature items including box lunches, rice balls, and fresh bread (iii) frozen items including ice cream, frozen foods, and ice cubes (iv) and room temperature items including canned food, instant noodles, and seasonings. The top-selling products in the fast food category were lunch boxes, rice balls, bread-based products, and pasta. Other products sold at Seven-Eleven stores included soft drinks, nutritional drinks, alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine, game software, music CDs, and magazines.
  8. 8. Store Services • 1987 - in-store payment of Tokyo Electric Power bills • gas, insurance premiums, and telephone bills • 1994 - installment payments on behalf of credit companies • 1994 - ski lift pass vouchers • 1995 - accept payment for mail order purchases • 1999 - payment for Internet shopping • 2000, a meal delivery service company, Seven-Meal Service Co., Ltd to serve the aging Japanese population. • 2001, IYBank Co. was established through a joint investment with Ito Yokado. • By 2004 - ATMs had been installed in about 75 percent of the total store network in Japan
  9. 9. Other services • photocopying, • ticket sales using multifunctional copiers, • being a pick up location for parcel delivery companies • 2000 - • 2006 - Affiliation with ticket seller, Entertainment Plus Inc., and services started Introduction of Sixth-Generation Integrated Information System • 2007 – “Otoriyose-bin" services using Internet launched, Introduction of proprietary "nanaco" electronic money system
  10. 10. Information management • Total Information System installed in every outlet and linked to headquarters, suppliers, and the Seven-Eleven distribution centers • 1982 - introduce a POS system comprising POS cash registers and terminal control equipment • 1985 - company developed, jointly with NEC, personal computers using color graphics that were installed at each store and linked to the POS cash registers • 2001 - Linked more than 5,000 stores by ISDN
  11. 11. The hardware system at a 1994 Seven- Eleven store included the following: 1. Graphic order terminals for placing orders were linked to the store computer. 2. Scanner terminals scanned deliveries from the distribution center. 3. Store computers were linked to the ISDN network. 4. POS registers were linked to the store computer.
  12. 12. Distribution System • Combined delivery system • Three-times-a-day store delivery of all rice dishes • Bread and other fresh food were delivered twice a day • Flexible enough to alter delivery schedules depending on customer demand • Ice cream was delivered daily during the summer but only thrice a week at other times • The replenishment cycle time for fresh and fast food items is less than 12 hours. • A store order for rice balls by 10 a.m. delivered before the dinner rush
  13. 13. Movement • four categories of temperature-controlled trucks: frozen foods, chilled foods, room temperature processed foods, and warm foods • 290 dedicated manufacturing plants • 293 dedicated distribution centers (DCs)