|Bid||6,050.00 x N/A|
|Ask||6,070.00 x N/A|
|Day's Range||6,010.00 - 6,070.00|
|52 Week Range||5,020.00 - 6,190.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.86|
|Earnings Date||Jan 8, 2020 - Jan 14, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||150.00 (2.48%)|
|1y Target Est||6,822.70|
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart said on Tuesday it was partnering with Panasonic Corp to incorporate a range of labour-saving technologies into its 24-hour stores which have struggled with a shrinking workforce. Convenience stores in Japan are grappling with the tightest labour market in more than 40 years. "We are faced with a labour shortage, and the issue of 24-hour operations.
Japan's capital expenditure boom is shifting to the services sector, stirring fears that self-checkout systems and software will take the human touch out of omotenashi, the country's vaunted commitment to hospitality. The working-age population is forecast to shrink by about a third in the next half century, and companies simply cannot hire enough workers. "The level of omotenashi depends on where you shop, but regardless, we place a lot of emphasis on face-to-face interaction," Naoki Kobayashi, 52, a sales manager at a telecommunications company, said after buying drinks from a store in northern Tokyo that had no staff.