Seven-Eleven Japan Store Plans to Be Closed on Sundays

Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--A Seven-Eleven Japan Co. franchise store in the western prefecture of Osaka plans to be closed on Sundays, starting next month, informed sources said Friday.

The owner of the convenience store in the city of Higashiosaka and the Seven-Eleven Japan side held talks at the store Friday morning after the owner notified the company of the plan, the sources said.

The plan reflects labor shortages, said the owner, Mitoshi Matsumoto.

The Seven-Eleven Japan side told Matsumoto that the plan violates the franchise contract and that the contract will be terminated if the plan is implemented. The company then proposed sending staff to keep the store open every day.

In response, Matsumoto insisted that franchise store owners should be allowed to decide to shorten operating hours and when to close.

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