FamilyMart Co., Ltd. is a Japanese convenience srore franchise chain. FamilyMart is Japan's second largest convenience store chain, behind 7- Eleven. There are now 24.243 stores worldwide in Japan, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.
FamilyMart is subsidiary of FamilyMart UNY Holdings, Ltd. which also owns supermarket chain Uny. Its headquarters is on the 17th floor of the Sunshine 60 building in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo.
On 11 November 2016, FamilyMart opened its first Malaysia's store at Wisma Lim Foo Yong in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. It has become popular because it is the first convenience store selling soft serve ice cream and fresh snacks.
In April 2019, FamilyMart Malaysia was among one of the F&B ( Food service) outlets that was chosen by PLUS Expressways Berhad, the largest expressway in Malaysia to set up their stores in one of the R&R areas (a rest areas).
In Malaysia, FamilyMart is the symbol of Japanese convenience store. The quality of service and food seems to have left a better impression than other convenience stores have. A lot of people said in particular that "The bento boxes are delicious", "They are the oden and onigiri pioneers (as other convenience stores have also started to imitate FamilyMart)" and they were known as being at the "Forefront of new trends".
As of 6 December 2019, there are 162 stores nationwide, adding more than half of its stores long after its 100th store in Melaka. By 2025, there will be 1000 stores nationwide, bringing the "konbini" (Japanese convenience store) concept to Malaysia.
According to livejapan and en.wikipedia