Docomo, Lawson, Radishbo-ya agree on business and capital alliances

TOKYO —

NTT Docomo, Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, Lawson Inc, one of the largest Japanese convenience store chains, and Radishbo-ya Co, Japan’s premium home-delivery service for organic and preservative-free foods, on Monday announced plans for business and capital alliances in connection with completion of Docomo’s intended acquisition of Radishbo-ya’s outstanding common shares and stock acquisition rights through a public tender offer, which was stated in a separate announcement today.

The agreements attempt to create strong business synergy among the three companies by leveraging their respective assets and business know-how, aiming to capitalize on Japanese consumers’ growing demands for food safety and environmental awareness.

Under the envisioned agreements, Lawson will acquire a maximum 20% ownership of Radishbo-ya and will provide a representative director to Radishbo-ya’s board of directors.

The share acquisition by Lawson will follow Docomo’s conversion of Radishbo-ya into a wholly owned subsidiary. 

The business tie-up is expected to enhance Radishbo-ya’s logistical capabilities by merging Radishbo-ya’s and Lawson’s respective expertise in logistics, and by increasing distribution efficiencies through the establishment of a joint distribution system, which Docomo will support with advanced mobile technologies and know-how.

JCN Newswire

  • -6

    tmarie

    A lot of people suggested them for organics but then I learned they were still selling things from Tohoku - and most specifically, Fukushima. Just thought some people might like to know that before using them. Shame as I would love to use them.

  • 0

    deepstar6

    Mobile operator + Convenience store chain + Organic food home delivery system = What the ... Wonder where are they going with this?

  • -7

    AmericanForeigner

    With such a ridiculous name they are going nowhere fast. Grow up!

  • -2

    tmarie

    Why do I get thumbs down for alerting people to where the food comes from?

  • 0

    deepstar6

    @tmarie

    Hmnmnm, interesting question. Never thought of this before.

  • 0

    deepstar6

    @tmarie

    So which delivery service do you use now?

  • 0

    sasukene

    @tmarie I get a Radishbo-ya fruit and vege delivery that is sourced from Western Japan. You can ask them for this service. And I am really happy with what they deliver. Hopefully this will mean that you will be able to place orders on line; at the moment you need to fill out paper forms every week.

  • -1

    tmarie

    Deep, I don't - I go it at the grocery store and wish Japan would offer organic as a choice. Sasukene, thanks for the info. Shame that they can't offer the service online - not exactly stellar customer service, is it?

  • 0

    deepstar6

    Oisix is one such that can take orders online.

  • -5

    AmericanForeigner

    well this is Japan tmarie, what do you expect?

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