MOS FOOD SERVICES plans to open “MOS BURGER” stores in Vietnam

MOS FOOD SERVICES, INC announced that it will expand into Vietnam in FY 2020. Established a joint venture with a local company, they plan to open 10 “MOS BURGER” stores by FY 2023. They signed a joint venture with a local company in Thailand in April, and announced to open …

New frozen foods at the convenience store “Lawson”

Lawson newly sells frozen foods for breakfast. They are Lawson’s private brand series “Lawson Select”, that are French toast, pancakes, topped frozen fruits and whipped cream. At night, a lot of customers are shopping at supermarkets, not at convenience stores. So Lawson hopes to increase sales at night by selling …

Craft Beer Boom!

KIRIN BREWERY and SAPPORO BREWERIES are expanding the craft beer business. KIRIN has increased the number of stores introducing a server for craft beer for restaurants. SAPPORO commercialized craft beer planned by general consumers and began selling it on the Internet this September. The beer market is shrinking, but craft …

“McCafé by Barista” exceeded 100 stores in Japan

McDonald’s Japan has over 100 stores “McCafé by Barista” with professional barista. Their special menu and barista would attract new customers with a reasonable price. McCafé began in Australia in the 1990s. McDonald’s Japan wants to offer a “break for coffee” to relax at McCafé with a luxurious interior, serving …

Stealth Franchises

“Stealth FC” that looks like a unique restaurant is increasing recently. In fact, it is a kind of franchise chains nationwide. The headquarters offers only ingredients or only a fixed menu. And the franchise owner is free to create uniqueness for the shop name, interior, and other menus. It is …

The production of soy milk doubled in 10 years!

The market of soy milk is expanding. The domestic market has grown approximately twice in 10 years due to diversification of uses such as cooking and improved flavor. Food manufacturers are actively promoting sales with a health-oriented trend. And it’s also necessary to market for people who haven’t drunk soy …

New release of “PEPSI NEX II” for specified health foods

Suntory Beverage and Food Limited has released “PEPSI NEX II”, a colorless and transparent cola beverage for specified health foods (Tokuho). The function of dietary fiber reduces fat absorption and moderates the increase in blood neutral fat after meals. It is lighter and clearer than ordinary cola, and matches any …

“Mister Donut” plans to triple the number of kitchenless stores in Japan

The fast food franchise “Mister Donut” (Duskin) will increase the number of “kitchenless stores” to 3 times the current level by the end of March 2022. Their aim is to meet the various customers’ needs by increasing kitchenless stores. There are two types of kitchenless stores: stores only for take-out …

Suzuhiro Kamaboko opens a Cafe in September

Suzuhiro Kamaboko Honten (Odawara City, Kanagawa) will open “Elennagosso CAFE107” on September 8th, a cafe where you can enjoy a menu prepared with kamaboko in a Western style. They sell local Odawara coffee and beer, and also have Western-style menus such as “Kamaboko Pinchos” and “Chikuwa Bread”. In addition to in-store …

Sushi Burrito

Recently people in Japan are enjoying “sushi burritos” that originated on the west coast of the United States, which combine Japanese sushi rolls and Mexican burritos. Sushi Burrito is a sushi roll which rolled rice and plenty of grilled meat and vegetables on a sheet of seaweed. “Tokyo Sushi Roll …

New style to eat beans! – Dipping Sauce, Powder, Pudding

Beans are rich in nutrition, and it is a traditional food that has been eaten in Japan for a long time, but new products for eating in new forms have emerged. A-net Farm Tokachi (Shimizu-cho, Hokkaido) has started to sell dipping sauce called “Fermented Azuki” which is made by fermenting …

Asahi Group Holdings acquires Australia’s largest beer company

Asahi Group Holdings Inc., a major Japanese beer company, announced that it will acquire Carlton & United Brewery, a major beer company in Australia, for $ 11.3 billion (approximately 1,210 billion yen). As the beer market in Japan shrinks, Asahi positions its flagship “Super Dry” as a high quality product …