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7-Eleven Hawai’i Debuts Dry Cleaning, Laundry Lockers

Partners with Hakuyosha Clean Living at two stores, with additional locations to come
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Photograph courtesy of 7-Eleven Hawai'i

HONOLULU — 7-Eleven Hawai’i Inc. has partnered with Hakuyosha International, Inc., also known as Hakuyosha Clean Living, to offer contact-free dry cleaning and laundry pickup and delivery services at select 7-Eleven convenience stores in Hawaii.

The retailer has introduced the new service at two stores, with plans to expand, it said.

With the locker-based service, customers can drop off and pick up their dry cleaning and laundry anytime. The service returns a free personal laundry bag with the first order.

To sign up, customers must download the Hakuyosha app or visit the hakuyosha.com website or by calling the company.

"We understand that time is often in short supply," said Mark Imada, Seven-Eleven Hawai’i's merchandising manager. "7-Eleven Hawai’i, as your neighborhood store, is constantly working towards finding time-saving solutions for our customers, and we feel that our partnership with Hakuyosha Clean Living fits into that goal.”

Developed originally in San Francisco, the dry cleaning and laundry locker service is now available in Los Angeles, New York, London, Rome, Paris and Berlin.

“We are sincerely proud and honored to be able to provide a more convenient and safer service to our local community, especially in these uncertain times,” said Toshio Takabayashi, president of Hakuyosha International.

Designated an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honolulu-based Hakuyosha International, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Hakuyosha Co. Ltd., is professional dry cleaner and launderer that offers home-office and and concierge pickup and delivery routes and locker installations.

Seven-Eleven Hawai’i, a unit of Seven & i Holding Co. Ltd., Tokyo, and not a part of Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc., has 64 locations on Oahu, Big Island, Kauai and Maui. 7-Eleven Inc. is No. 1 on CSP’s 2020 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by size. 7-Eleven Hawai’i is No. 101.

 

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