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Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further.

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Monthly data updates from 7-Eleven, Lawson and Ministop, focusing on sales, customer footfall and average customer spend in Japan.  Japan’s convenience channel shrinking All of the leading convenience retailers are seeing a decline in sales year-on-year (YoY). Since the pandemic, 7-Eleven has been the leader in terms of adapting and managing the impact. YoY sales fell the sharpest in April ...
Amongst all modern retail channels, the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective, has varied the most in convenience. The channel, however, continues to offer a massive opportunity for retailers and suppliers globally, benefiting from longer term consumption trends such as smaller households and more consumers shopping locally. With this in mind, we have identified five themes that we expect ...
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their Q3 results for the nine months ended November 30, 2020. Summary and our view On January 7, 2021, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures. The Q3 results do not reflect this latest announcement, the Christmas trading period, nor the recent snow storms, but show the continued negativ...

Presentations

25/02/2021
Zippin’s partner Fujitsu, the leading systems integrator in Japan, is working with Koyo Group to implement a hotel 'shop and go' store at the Yokohama Techno Tower Hotel.
18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.
15/02/2021
We look at Ocado's performance, the impact of COVID-19, its strategic priorities, and the implications for manufacturers.
21/01/2021
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

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Japan country presentation

This guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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