Japan store visits


Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Presentations

16/10/2019
We visited Seiyu Akabane, located next to the retailer’s headquarters for inspiration on what large formats can do to drive footfall and what suppliers can do to benefit.
01/08/2019
We visited three 7-Eleven stores in Tokyo to see how the retailer is investing and rebuilding a model for the future…
15/07/2019
Costco is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Japan this year. We visit Costco’s flagship warehouse in Kawasaki to pick out some of the key highlights that underpin its continued success.
05/07/2019
We visit FamilyMart Nakarokugo, a store that combines leisure, lifestyle and retail in Tokyo's Ota ward in Japan.
19/06/2019
This report covers two banners by AEON in Japan, A-Colle and Big-A, providing inspiration on how to successfully trade in the discount channel.
07/06/2019
Lawson continues to bring innovation to its stores, with a particular focus on supporting shoppers’ health and wellness needs…
27/11/2018
Lawson Japan has three main formats, we review how the retailer differentiates its offer and looks to target multiple convenience missions.
01/08/2018
This report highlights some interesting features of a 7-Eleven store in Ginza, providing examples on how it meets different shopper missions.
24/05/2018
Shiseido The Store and Beauty Library are two of the most innovative beauty concepts in Tokyo, giving a glimpse into the future of this channel.
26/04/2018
FamilyMart's first Fit & GO store in Tokyo's Ota ward provides a glimpse into the future of retail.