Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Retail Seven-Eleven tests vending machines to fill night-shift labor void About 170 items will be offered from midnight to 6 a.m. Seven-Eleven vending machines can serve 170 products, from sandwiches to coffee.
TAKAYUKI YAO, Nikkei staff writer February 27, 2020 07:13 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Seven-Eleven Japan will convert one of its convenience stores into a self-serve automat during late-night hours in a trial run designed to resolve a severe labor crunch.
The pilot program will take place at a redesigned outlet in Tokyo's Nerima ward starting Thursday. If the test goes well, the same format could be expanded throughout the country.
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