Seven-Eleven Japan Suggests Flexible Store Hours

Economy

Tokyo, March 21 (Jiji Press)--Convenience store chain operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. President Kazuki Furuya has suggested the possibility of allowing shorter business hours depending on each store's situations, it was learned Thursday.

In a document dated Tuesday and distributed to each franchise store owner, Furuya stressed that the around-the-clock operation provides the basis for the management of convenience stores and, then, vowed to help the owners recruit workers and take other support measures for them, informed sources said.

But he also underscored the importance of flexibly making decisions on matters of management significance including store hours, the sources said.

A public relations official of the unit of Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382> denied that Furuya approved shorter business hours.

A store owner said the paper contained no clear statements.

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