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Last year, Costco Japan announced plans to launch an online store. We are now beginning to see the wholesaler make progress.

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FamilyMart will sell 23 kinds of Christmas cakes this year, but only by reservation. Reducing waste and raising profitability Until last year, FamilyMart ordered the amount of cakes based on expected sales in addition to reservations. The retailer seeks to reduce food waste as well as raise profitability. Reservations for Christmas cakes helps reduce the cost of stocking and disposing of un...
Aeon has partnered Ocado to develop its online grocery business in Japan. Developing a national fulfillment network The new partnership will involve Ocado building automated warehouses in Japan. These will be like the ones Ocado has set up in the UK, where robots fill customer orders ready for home delivery. Aeon will launch a new online business using the Ocado Smart Platform, which includ...
FamilyMart in Japan has confirmed it will introduce a new policy from March next year, giving its franchise owners the option to close during late-night hours. New policy will cover nearly 16,000 stores FamilyMart has been reviewing its around-the-clock store policy, testing shorter opening hours at approx. 700 stores in Japan. The retailer has now confirmed that it will roll this out acr...

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04/12/2019
This guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
22/11/2019
We highlight the leading retailers in 15 different markets in Asia, looking at how they are performing and what strategies they are relying on to drive growth over the next five years.
11/11/2019
We reveal Asia's top 12 online grocery retailers, their growth forecasts over the next five years and the strategies that will help them win…
04/11/2019
Tokyo is home to some of Asia's largest retailers, we pull out 12 of the best stores to see if you are visiting this vibrant city.
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This guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Japan.

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