October 26, 2015

Japanese convenience stores reach out to elderly

Japanese customer copyright 2015
Picture: Japanese customer 

¨Last year, 300 convenience stores cared for older people who didn't know where they were. Recently, 4 chains formalized their commitment to be safe havens....

"We hope this effort can contribute to the community, and perhaps even boost sales."
Seiichiro Ishibashi / Executive Officer, Seven-Eleven Japan

The arrangement makes use of what is called the SOS Network. It links cities and towns in the search for wanderers ¨

Source: NHK World

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