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FamilyMart looks to halt Asia losing streak after Thailand retreat

Japanese convenience store operator counts on trading house Itochu for comeback

FamilyMart has decided to withdraw from directly managing convenience stores in Thailand. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)

TOKYO/BANGKOK -- For convenience store operator FamilyMart, the sign of trouble in Thailand may be traced back to its fraught rollout of Japanese oden stew pots to unfamiliar customers.

The offering, widely popular in the home market, never gained much traction.

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