Family Mart Taiwan opens second smart convenience store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 7-Eleven Japan Co. announced Monday (Oct. 21) that it had decided to shorten operating hours at some of its locations due to Japan's labor crunch, store operator...

International Coffee Day brews up a fun fest in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Coffee Festival featuring an outdoor market and lectures kicked off near National Taiwan University on Sunday (Sep. 29). To celebrate Internati...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart to stop offering plastic straws in Taiwan on Sept. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In keeping with Taiwan's ban on single-use plastic straws, the country's largest convenience store chains 7-Eleven and FamilyMart are going to phase out plastic straws ...

Taiwan’s sweet potato enters global market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture on Tuesday (Aug. 6) held the Innovation Incubation Graduation Presentation, in which 15 Taiwanese companies took part and showed the fruits of t...

Family Mart begins major expansion across Taiwan railway stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next two months, Family Mart Taiwan is planning a rapid expansion in cooperation with Taiwan Railways Association (TRA), with at least 32 new stores planned to op...

Family Mart to open 32 stores in 23 Taiwan railway stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store giant Family Mart inaugurated five new stores in Taiwan Railways Administration train stations today (Jul. 31). Family Mart announced the official open...

Poké Ball EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To join in on the Pokémon Go craze, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc. to offer limited edition Poké Ball-themed electronic stor...

Family Mart in Taiwan rolls out line of biodegradable tableware

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan officially implements new environmental policies for restaurants and other food vendors, the Family Mart convenience store chain is preparing to unveil a line of...

Facing labor shortages 7-Elevens, Family Marts in Japan seek Taiwanese employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Japan faces serious labor shortages across many key domestic industries, with over 30,000 businesses closing down in 2018. In response, Tokyo has begun to adopt new policie...

Photo of the Day: View of an average Taiwanese street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Belgian student created this whimsical depiction of Taiwan's ubiquitous convenience stores based on a scene from the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" and posted i...

Taiwan Family Mart introduces cashless 'My Famipay' app

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Family Mart convenience store chain in Taiwan has announced the launch of “My Famipay” a cashless payment service app that can be downloaded on any smart p...

‘HIV Self-Testing Program’ receives wide usage: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "HIV Self-Testing Program" initiated by Taiwan CDC has served 7,771 people since December 2018, the center said in a news release in February. According to the...

Taiwanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with coffee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Promotions for the resumption of work after the Lunar New Year holiday have barely ended, or convenience stores and coffee chains in Taiwan are turning their attention toward Va...

New Taipei man stabs Family Mart clerk for making him lose face

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man in New Taipei City was so angry after a convenience store clerk taunted him for not being able to make a purchase, he pulled out a knife and stabbed the clerk five times ...

ITRI to trial unmanned supermarket in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan research and development organization, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院巨資技中心) will begin in-house testing of an unmanned supermarket at their Hsi...