FamilyMart (TYO: 8028) is a convenience store franchise chain first opened in Japan on September 1, 1981. FamilyMart is Japan's third largest convenience store chain, behind 7-Eleven and Lawson, and the largest chain store in South Korea. FamilyMart is owned and overseen by FamilyMart Company, Limited. All of the usual Japanese convenience store goods such as basic grocery items, magazines, manga, soft drinks, condoms, nikuman, fried chicken, onigiri, and bento are available. FamilyMart's official motto is "FamilyMart, Where You Are One of the Family."
To further strengthen its retail network, FamilyMart in December 2009 acquired smaller rival am/pm Japan Co. from owner REX Holdings
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