Xinhua BEIJING, March 4, comprehensive report, in order to solve the shortage of staff, the Japanese 7-11 convenience store headquarters, which was originally open 24 hours ago, announced that it would launch a non-overnight operation test for some stores from mid-March.
Reported that Japan is currently operating 24 hours apart from 7-11 in office buildings and stations. Previously, the head of a branch in Osaka Prefecture East Osaka cancelled overnight business on the grounds of insufficient manpower. As a result, he was asked to cancel the cooperation agreement by Headquarters 7-11 and pay a liquidated damages of 17 million yen (about 1.02 million yuan).
The incident later caused controversy. The convenience store franchise alliance, composed of franchise owners from all over Japan, demanded that the 7-11 headquarters revise its 24-hour operating principles, but it was rejected. 7-11 Headquarters said that in order to meet the needs of the public, it hopes to continue operating 24 hours, and it will also provide assistance to local shops.
However, 7-11 headquarters announced a sudden change in the social structure in response to the aging and population reduction, and decided to start 10 branches in Tokyo, Aichi and Hyogo from the middle of this month to test shortening business hours, which lasted from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
These 10 branches are all 7-11 headquarters direct stores, which will be used to investigate the impact of this adjustment on revenue and commodity purchases. Public relations officers of 7-11 parent company 7&i Holding Company explained the decision: This is to prepare for changes in social structure such as aging and population reduction.
There are about 20,000 7-11 convenience stores in Japan, most of which are franchise stores. 7-11 Headquarters will then listen to customer advice and assess its impact on sales and daily operations, including cargo transportation and in-store cleaning.
Some analysis points out that 7-11 convenience store chains take such measures, which may lead other foreign food industries to follow up and revise the 24-hour business model.