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We round up the latest trading updates and news for Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, FamilyMart UNY, Lawson and AEON.

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Japan-based AEON has acquired a 19.9% stake in France-based organic retailer, Bio c’ Bon. 50 new stores planned by 2021 AEON and Bio c' Bon partnered in 2016 and opened a first Japanese store in Tokyo soon after. The joint venture, Bio c' Bon Japan, is owned equally by AEON and Bio c’ Bon. A total of eight stores have been opened in Japan since, with the companies reiterating their ai...
With profitability continues to fall, AEON has announced that it will sell its convenience store chain in South Korea. A tough decision Operations at Ministop Korea have been under review for some time. Its performance has been deteriorating and suffered a large decline in profits (down 23% year-on-year in 2017). AEON was hesitant to sell as the number of single and two-person households in...
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, FamilyMart UNY, AEON and Lawson, have posted their results for the first quarter. Seven & i Holdings: steady at home, soaring overseas Seven & i recorded a 6.6% increase in total group sales to JPY2,851bn (US$25.6bn), with operating profit rising 2.7% to JPY86.3bn (US$774.7m) year-on-year for the three months ending 31 May.  Domestic co...

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