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Marui Group x Kirin Holdings x Tokyo Tatemono x Kaman conducts demonstration test of container sharing service!

Marui Group, Kirin Holdings, and Tokyo Tatemono will conduct a demonstration experiment of "Megloo," a container sharing service using reusable Kaman containers, from Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 at Nakano Central Park (Nakano, Tokyo)!

What is Megloo, a container sharing service using reusable containers?

By sharing common reusable containers throughout the region, we can reduce the number of disposable containers used for take-out.
You can easily rent a room with your mobile phone and return it to any of the supported stores, delivering delicious and healthy tastes centered on locally produced and locally consumed foods, as well as a friendly feeling.

Kaman, which operates the Megloo business, received an award for excellence at the third annual Marui Co-Creation Pitch (held in December 2022), an open innovation program with startup companies that has been held by the Marui Group since fiscal 2020, and is currently working toward collaboration. Efforts are currently underway for collaboration.

About this experiment

This initiative aims to reduce the disposal of disposable takeout containers by replacing the "Megloo" reusable containers provided by Kaman with takeout containers from kitchen cars operating in Nakano Central Park. In the demonstration experiment, "Megloo" collection boxes will be set up in front of Nakano Central Park South, where the Marui Group headquarters building, Nakano Marui, and Kirin Holdings headquarters are located.

The returned "Megloo" will be collected by Kaman, cleaned in the employee cafeteria at Marui Group headquarters, and then served again to the kitchen cars for repeated use.

In conducting this demonstration experiment, Marui Group will conduct awareness and awareness surveys among employees and customers in the Nakano area, install collection boxes in the head office and Nakano Marui, and provide cleaning facilities in the company cafeteria. Kirin Holdings will conduct employee awareness activities and awareness surveys, and install collection boxes in the head office office, while Tokyo Tatemono will collaborate in the introduction of Megloo in its kitchen cars and provide the location for the demonstration experiment.

A total of 35 kitchen cars will be set up in Nakano Central Park over a five-day period for this demonstration experiment. The average number of users of the kitchen cars over the past three months is 443 people per day. During the demonstration period, we aim to have approximately 30% of the customers use "Megloo" and reduce the amount of take-out containers discarded.

Outline of Implementation

Dates: Monday, July 24, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023
Venue:Nakano Central Park
Collection box locations: Nakano Central Park next to Kitchen Car, Nakano Marui
(Office workers only...Central Park East 1F, Central Park South 1F, Kirin Holdings, Marui Group Headquarters)

The Marui Group has set a goal of "Impact," which clearly defines the direction in which it aims to go, and we believe that co-creation with our stakeholders is indispensable to achieving this goal. Impact" consists of the three themes of (1) creating the future together with future generations, (2) creating individual "happiness" together, and (3) creating an ecosystem for co-creation.

The Marui Group aims to achieve both "impact" and profit through co-creation with startups like Kaman, which work to solve social issues through business, and with future generations.

After the completion of this demonstration experiment, a sustainable event, "De-plasticizing Lifestyle Support Fest" will be held at Marui Group's Yurakucho Marui on July 29 (Sat) and 30 (Sun). This event will be held at Marui in July, when "Plastic Free Julai (R)," a movement to reduce single-use plastics that originated in Australia and in which 300 million people around the world participate, will be implemented, and will feature live painting, talk shows, and many other fun activities.

Kaman has also endorsed the event and will be providing reusable containers for the Megloo exhibit and some of the food and beverage vendors at the event.

About ▼Marui Co-Creation Pitch #04 (Now accepting applications from participating companies!)
▼ Kaman.
▼ Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
▼ Tokyo Tatemono Co.
▼ Marui Group

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