Konbini-on-wheels to launch across tsunami-hit Japan

Japans major convenience store operator Family Mart is this month launching a newly-developed fleet of mobile convenience store trucks to provide services across the northeast Tohoku region.

The new roving convenience store trucks have been designed to hold up to 300 individual food and household items, from bento box lunches and cup noodles to soft drinks and confectionary.

Customers will be able to walk into the mobile stores and pick up shopping in a space designed in the same style as its regular outlets, using identical baskets and shelving.

The new trucks are powered by propane gas and have been designed to preserve vegetables and other perishable items while traveling around the worst hit prefectures: Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi.

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