Japanese Grocery Group Plans US Expansion

21 February 2006

    USA - Japanese convenience store chain Family Mart is hoping to open 250 outlets in California by 2009 under the upscale Famima name.
   The company, which has already launched two stores in the region, says it is looking forward to competition from UK supermarket giant Tesco, which plans to operate similar stores on the West Coast from 2007 [WAMN: 10-Feb-06].