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The four largest grocery retailers in Asia are Seven & i Holdings, Aeon, FamilyMart and Lawson, we review their five year growth forecasts, strategic priorities and latest developments.

This in-depth guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the nine months ending 30 November 2019.

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Mobile phone carrier KDDI and Lawson are partnering to integrate their customer loyalty point programs. Enabling au Pay mobile payment in Ponta KDDI, which operates the au Wallet point service, will buy 2.1% stake of Lawson and take a 20% stake in Ponta loyalty point program (currently owned by Lawson, its parent company Mitsubishi Corp. and other firms). From May 2020, KDDI will offer P...
Over the last few days, some 7-Eleven and Lawson convenience stores in Japan temporarily closed. Some stores closed during the New Year Lawson decided to close 102 outlets from December 31 to January 2, while 7-Eleven closed about 50 stores in the Tokyo area at the New Year. While Skylark Holdings, the country’s largest family-restaurant operator, closed about 2,700 outlets from 6 p.m. on N...
Retailers in Japan are exploring innovative ways to make shopping more convenient. Drone deliveries to support the elderly Lawson has teamed up with Rakuten to offer drone deliveries in Minamisoma. The town has many elderly residents who have difficulty getting around. The service will run for six months before the companies decide whether to make it permanently available. Nearly all of ...

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