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Lawson tests next step of convenience store evolution in China

On-demand deliveries and mobile checkout part of bid for growth as Japan slows

A Lawson convenience store in China. The chain has more than 3,000 locations in the country. (Photo courtesy of Lawson)

TOKYO -- Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will rapidly expand its presence in China by opening stores that cater to new-economy customers.

New stores will feature round-the-clock delivery and register-less mobile payments. Lawson has also tapped location technology to conduct market surveys for opening new stores.

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