Retail in Asia

Lawson seeks management diversity

Since 2008, Lawson, the second-largest convenience store chain in Japan, has had a goal of making non-Japanese recruits about 30 percent of its new hires. It now has about 90 non-Japanese employees, o…

Lawson CEO ready for China push

Lawson Inc. CEO Takeshi Niinami aims to open almost 10,000 stores in China by 2020, selling drinks, food and magazines. To pull it off, the Tokyo-based executive is packing his bags for Shanghai.…