Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July to August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 14 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$322,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...

13 fined on 1st day of smoking ban around convenience stores, coffee shops in greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Sept. 1), the first day that bans on smoking went into effect in front of convenience stores and coffee shops in Taipei and New Taipei City, a total of 13 citations ...

Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei will ban smoking in front of 15 convenience store chains and cafes starting on Sept. 1. Huang Shier-chieg (黃世傑), head of the city's department of health, on Monda...

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 ...

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...

FamilyMart customer buys 2 drinks for NT$45, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky convenience store customer who bought two drinks for NT$45 (US$1.40) was one of 16 winners of the NT$10 million special prize in the May-June draw of the Taiwan uniform...

Weekday bus services to NE Taiwan’s Taipingshan launch July 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Weekday bus services to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (太平山國家森林遊樂區) in Datong Township, Yilan County, will be launched on July 15, according to the Forestry B...

Japan’s 7-Eleven stores to wrap rice balls in biomass plastic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan’s convenience store giant, 7-Eleven Japan, announced on Monday (June 24) it will begin wrapping its onigiri rice balls in biomass plastic wraps from July, reported ...

‘Plastic attack’ carried out against supermarkets in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's first “plastic attack” was launched between June 22 and 24 to raise awareness on the issue of excess packaging. More than 200 individuals parti...

Lucky Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys NT$8 newspaper, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 18 people won the NT$10 million (NT$317,000) Special Prize in the March-April issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery, including one person who bought a newspaper for NT...

Taipei mulling ban on smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following New Taipei City's announcement that it would forbid cigarettes smoking on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops, Taipei's city gov...

FamilyMart seeks to end China partnership with Taiwan’s Ting Hsin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese convenience store franchise FamilyMart is reportedly suing to sever cooperation ties with the scandal-embroiled Taiwanese conglomerate Ting Hsin International (頂新...

New Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sep. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cigarette smoking will be forbidden starting Sept. 1 on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops in New Taipei City, the city government announced...

FamilyMart customers can now mail Chunghwa Post packages 24/7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chunghwa Post and FamilyMart have announced that they have formed a partnership to allow customers to have their packages mailed through the postal service from FamilyMart stor...