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There are now fewer locations, primarily in non-urban areas, that have profit potential. Franchisees are hesitant about opening new outlets under such an environment, with society aging and labor shortages worsening.

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Masuji Ikeda, a senior researcher at the Distribution Economics Institute of Japan. Convenience store chain operators are now focusing on compact, unstaffed shops that emphasize quality as the number of their outlets continues to plummet.

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There are now fewer locations, primarily in non-urban areas, that have profit potential. Franchisees are hesitant about opening new outlets under such an environment, with society aging and labor shortages worsening.

In other words, it won't make sense to set business in those location.

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The only franchise I would open is a funeral parlor.

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The only franchise I would open is a funeral parlor.

I think about renewable energy plants.

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Again with the labour shortage myth.

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The disparity between how full time and part time workers are treated is one of the main reasons why these jobs cannot be filled.

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For convenience stores, it's not a "labor shortage," it's a "pay shortage."

With all the different services being provided and the rushed situations these convenience store employees are put under, many people don't want to apply for those jobs.

These guys work really hard for little pay and have to face a lot of irate or annoying customers.

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Smaller, compact and automated so less services and choice. How is that convenient ?

On the other hand opening between 06am and midnight is long enough to remain convenient and profitable. Between 12 and 06 the customer flow is too low. Of course for restocking convenient.

mand there are simply to many stores in the city centers also to remain profitable with the sharply declining population.

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story is simple.

its a greed.

not labour shortages,its just a pure greed.no science behind.

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