Company history

Introducing our history

1972 Sept. The Planning Office of The Seiyu Stores, Ltd.,
sets up a Small Store Section.
1973 Sept. The first convenience store opens on a trial basis in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture.
1978 Mar. The Seiyu Stores establishes FamilyMart Department; four stores operating.
1981 Sept. The Seiyu Stores establishes FamilyMart Co., Ltd., and transfers business and property; 89 stores operating.
1987 Oct. Oct. FamilyMart and RYUBO CO., LTD., in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, jointly establish Okinawa FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
Dec. The Tokyo Stock Exchange lists FamilyMart stock on the Second Section.
1988 Aug. FamilyMart and partner companies in Taiwan jointly establish Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
1989 Aug. The Tokyo Stock Exchange lists FamilyMart stock on the First Section.
1992 Sept. FamilyMart jointly establishes Siam FamilyMart Co., Ltd., with Robinson Department Store Public Co., Ltd.; Saha Pathanapibul Public Co., Ltd.; and ITOCHU (THAILAND) LTD. (currently Central FamilyMart Co., Ltd.)
1993 Apr. FamilyMart and Homboshoten Co., Ltd., in Kagoshima jointly establish Minami Kyushu FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
1998 Feb. The ITOCHU Group buys the stock of FamilyMart from The Seiyu, Ltd., and other companies, becoming the largest shareholder.
1999 Mar. All offices and stores of FamilyMart receive blanket certification under ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems.
Sept. FamilyMart and 25 other companies (including 4 convenience store chains and 10 financial institutions) jointly establish E-net Co., Ltd., to install ATM machines in stores.
2000 May To promote electronic commerce, FamilyMart and top companies in each industry -- including ITOCHU Corporation, NTT DATA Corporation, and Toyota Motor Corporation -- jointly establish famima.com Co., Ltd.
Oct. FamilyMart experimentally introduces Famiport Multimedia Terminals in some stores (full-scale introduction in Feb. 2001).
2002 Feb. Taiwan FamilyMart is listed on the GreTai Securities Market, an over-the-counter stock market in Taiwan.
May FamilyMart introduces an IC card (JUPI card).
2004 May FamilyMart jointly establishes Shanghai FamilyMart Co., Ltd., with TingHsin (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation and Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Shanghai, China.
Oct. FamilyMart introduces its Famima Card.
Oct. FamilyMart jointly establishes FAMIMA CORPORATION (U.S.A.) in cooperation with two partners -- ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International Inc. (U.S.A.).
2006 Feb. FamilyMart and Sapporo-based company Maruyo Nishio Co., Ltd. (currently Seico Fresh Foods Co., Ltd.) jointly establish Hokkaido FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (former)
July Hokkaido FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (former) begins the development of FamilyMart stores in Hokkaido. With this, FamilyMart finally extends its store network to every one of Japan's 47 prefectures.
Sept. FamilyMart establishes Guangzhou FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Guangzhou, China.
2007 July FamilyMart establishes Suzhou FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Suzhou, China.
Nov. FamilyMart introduces its Famima T Card.
2009 Dec. FamilyMart acquires am/pm Japan Co., Ltd. and makes it a wholly owned subsidiary.
2010 Mar. Integration with am/pm Japan Co., Ltd. is completed.
July FamilyMart concludes a joint-area franchise agreement with JR KYUSHU RETAIL, INC.
2011 Apr. Integration with am/pm Kansai Co., Ltd. is completed.
Nov. FamilyMart establishes Hangzhou FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Hangzhou, China.
Dec. Dec. FamilyMart establishes Chengdu FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Chengdu, China.
2012 Apr. FamilyMart acquires SENIOR LIFE CREATE Co., Ltd.
Nov. FamilyMart jointly establishes Philippine FamilyMart CVS, Inc. (the Philippines), in cooperation with two partners -- SIAL CVS RETAILERS INC., a joint venture between the Ayala Group and the Rustan Group, and ITOCHU Corporation.
Nov. FamilyMart establishes Shenzhen FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Shenzhen, China.
2013 Oct. FamilyMart achieves a network of 10,000 stores in Japan.
2014 Jan. FamilyMart establishes Wuxi FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Wuxi, China.
May FamilyMart sells all of the shares of BGFretail Co., Ltd., and excludes BGFretail from the application of the equity method.
May FamilyMart establishes Beijing FamilyMart Co., Ltd., in Beijing, China.
July FamilyMart establishes DONGGUAN FamilyMart Co., LTD., in Dongguan, China.
2015 July FamilyMart establishes Hokkaido FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (current), in Hokkaido.
Aug. FamilyMart acquires shares in Tpoint Japan Co., Ltd.
Oct. FamilyMart acquires all shares in Cocostore Corporation, making it a wholly owned subsidiary.
Dec. Integration with Cocostore Corporation is completed.
2016 Feb. FamilyMart dissolves FAMIMA CORPORATION in the U.S.A. Corporate History Data and Financial Section FamilyMart
Sep. Following a merger with UNY Group Holdings Co., Ltd., FamilyMart Co., Ltd. has become FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co., Ltd., a genuine holding company. FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (former Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd.) has succeeded the convenience store business.