Company Information

Corporate History

1972
  • Sept.
  • The Planning Office of The Seiyu Stores, Ltd., sets up a Small Store Section.
1973
  • Sept.
  • The first convenience store opens on a trial basis in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
1978
  • Mar.
  • The Seiyu Stores establishes FamilyMart Department; four stores operating.
1981
  • Sept.
  • The Seiyu Stores establishes FamilyMart Co., Ltd., and transfers business and property; 89 stores operating.
1987
  • Oct.
  • FamilyMart and RYUBO CO., LTD., in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, jointly establish Okinawa FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
  • Dec.
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange lists FamilyMart stock on the Second Section.
1988
  • Aug.
  • FamilyMart and partner companies in Taiwan jointly establish Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
1989
  • Aug.
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange lists FamilyMart stock on the First Section.
1990
  • July
  • FamilyMart concludes a contract with BOKWANG FAMILYMART CO., LTD., of Seoul, South Korea, for the transfer of convenience store operational know-how and the use of the FamilyMart service logo under license; under this contract, franchising operations for FamilyMart stores in South Korea commence.
1992
  • Sept.
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Siam FamilyMart Co., Ltd. with Robinson Department Store Public Co., Ltd.; Saha Pathanapibul Public Co., Ltd.; and ITOCHU (THAILAND) LTD.
1993
  • Apr.
  • FamilyMart and Homboshoten Co., Ltd., in Kagoshima jointly establish Minami Kyushu FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
1998
  • Feb.
  • The ITOCHU Group buys the stock of FamilyMart from The Seiyu, Ltd., and other companies, becoming the largest shareholder.
1999
  • Mar.
  • All offices and stores of FamilyMart receive blanket certification under ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems.
  • Sept.
  • FamilyMart and 25 other companies (including 4 convenience store chains and 10 financial institutions) jointly establish E-net Co., Ltd., to install ATM machines in stores.
2000
  • May
  • To promote electronic commerce, FamilyMart and top companies in each industry — including ITOCHU Corporation, NTT DATA Corporation, and Toyota Motor Corporation — jointly establish famima.com Co., Ltd.
  • Oct.
  • FamilyMart experimentally introduces Famiport Multimedia Terminals in some stores (full-scale introduction in Feb. 2001).
2001
  • Nov.
  • FamilyMart establishes IFJ Co., Ltd. (currently Famima Credit Corporation), a credit card company.
2002
  • Feb.
  • Taiwan FamilyMart is listed on the GreTai Securities Market, an over-the-counter stock market in Taiwan.
  • May
  • FamilyMart introduces an IC card (JUPI card).
2003
  • Dec.
  • FamilyMart becomes the first convenience store chain of Japanese origin to reach 10,000 stores in Asia.
2004
  • May
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Shanghai FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (China), in cooperation with four partners — Tinghsin (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation; Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd.; ITOCHU Corporation; and CITIC Trust & Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Oct.
  • FamilyMart introduces its Famima Card.
  • Oct.
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes FAMIMA CORPORATION (U.S.A.) in cooperation with two partners — ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International Inc. (U.S.A.).
2006
  • Feb.
  • FamilyMart and Sapporo-based company Maruyo Nishio Co., Ltd. (currently Seico Fresh Foods Co., Ltd.) jointly establish Hokkaido FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
  • July
  • Hokkaido FamilyMart Co., Ltd. begins the development of FamilyMart stores in Hokkaido. With this, FamilyMart finally extends its store network to every one of Japan's 47 prefectures.
  • Sept.
  • FamilyMart's 25th anniversary, with drafting of new Basic Principles.
  • Sept.
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Guangzhou FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (China), in cooperation with three partners — Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd., and ITOCHU Corporation.
2007
  • July
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Suzhou FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (China), in cooperation with three partners — Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd., and ITOCHU Corporation.
  • Nov.
  • FamilyMart introduces its Famima T Card.
2009
  • Aug.
  • FamilyMart becomes the first convenience store chain of Japanese origin to have more stores overseas than it has in Japan.
  • Dec.
  • FamilyMart acquires am/pm Japan Co., Ltd. and makes it a wholly owned subsidiary.
2010
  • Mar.
  • Integration with am/pm Japan Co., Ltd. completed.
  • July
  • FamilyMart concludes a joint-area franchise agreement with JR KYUSHU RETAIL, INC.
2011
  • Apr.
  • Integration with am/pm Kansai Co., Ltd. completed.
2012
  • Feb.
  • FamilyMart achieves a global network of 20,000 stores.
  • Nov.
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Philippine FamilyMart CVS, Inc. (the Philippines), in cooperation with two partners — SIAL CVS RETAILERS INC., a joint venture between the Ayala Group and the Rustan Group, and ITOCHU Corporation.
  • Nov.
  • FamilyMart jointly establishes Shenzhen FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (China), in cooperation with two partners — Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. and Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
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