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The world’s largest convenience chain 7-Eleven continues to drive innovation. We provide the latest trading updates from U.S, Australia and Japan.

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Walmart, KKR and Rakuten have signed an agreement that will change the ownership structure of Seiyu in Japan. New ownership structure In a deal worth JPY172.5bn (approx. US$1.6bn), KKR will acquire 65% majority stake in Seiyu, Rakuten will acquire a 20% stake, through a newly created subsidiary, and Walmart will retain 15%. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected ...
Monthly data updates from the three largest convenience chains in the world, 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson, focusing on sales, customer footfall and average customer spend in Japan.  FamilyMart post positive monthly all store sales, but only due to new stores For October, FamilyMart posted positive monthly all store sales for the first time this fiscal year. However, this was due to the r...
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, Aeon, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their H1 results for the six months from March 1 to August 31, 2020. Summary and our view The big four’s H1 results continue to show the negative impact of COVID-19 has had on convenience retailing in Japan. Average spending per customer at convenience stores has increased, but this has not been eno...

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17/11/2020
As we approach Ocado announcing its Q4 results, we look at its commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next three years, and the implications for manufacturers.
29/10/2020
Japan’s convenience sector is undergoing major changes. We review the impact of COVID-19, share the latest trends, sales forecasts and strategic priorities of 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson.
15/10/2020
JD.com and Rakuten continue to test drone deliveries in Japan, building on the agreement the two businesses signed (in February 2019) on last mile logistics.
12/10/2020
In this insight report we review Amazon’s retail outlook in Asia, highlighting strategic priorities and latest developments, whilst considering the impact of COVID-19.
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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.

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