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FamilyMart to appoint Itochu executive as president

Convenience store chain looks to up its game in saturated market

Kensuke Hosomi, an executive officer in parent Itochu, a huge trading company, will start his new role on March 1.

TOKYO -- FamilyMart will appoint Kensuke Hosomi, an executive officer from its parent Itochu, as the new president in a move to strengthen competitiveness in a mature convenience store market, Nikkei has learned.

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