The most recent addition to the Waikiki convenience store scene is Lawson Station, which opened two stores in Waikiki last July—one in Sheraton Waikiki and the other at Moana Surfrider.
In addition to beach necessities like towels and sunscreen and souvenirs including Hawai‘i-made candy and coffee, Lawson Station also carries an impressive selection of fresh foods. Dishes including tempura bentos, sushi, udon and soba are brought in fresh every day.
Lawson Station might be new store on the block here, but it’s a familiar sight to many visitors. With hundreds of stores in China and Indonesia and more than 10,000 in Japan, Lawson Station will certainly provide a level of comfort to many of Hawai‘I’s visitors.
“In Japan, Lawson Station is very popular,” explains senior manager of sales and marketing Shinya Kato. “[Everybody] knows Lawson. There are many Japanese visitors in Hawai‘i, so all of them know Lawson.”