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The four largest grocery retailers in Asia are Seven & i Holdings, Aeon, FamilyMart and Lawson, we review their five year growth forecasts, strategic priorities and latest developments.

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We spent a day in Melaka to understand how the key retailers drive sales in the lead up to Chinese New Year. The popular Jonker Street night market, located in Chinatown, was packed with locals and tourists. To drum up the spirit of Chinese New Year, the street was lit with red lanterns and the God of Fortune gave out lucky red envelopes to everyone.

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Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the nine months ending 30 November 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat at 0.1% Seven & i recorded a 0.1% increase in total group sales to JPY9,019.3bn (US$82.4bn), with operating profit rising 4.9% to JPY319bn (US2.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience...
AEON has gained approval from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) to open its third mall in 2023. New mixed development area The AEON mall will be located on Samdech Hun Sen Blvd, in Chak Angre Krom commune Meanchey district. The retailer will invest US$289.6m in the 174,000 sq. m property. This will be the first mall and supermarket for the southern part of Phnom Penh. Both c...
AEON Co (M) Bhd has appointed Shafie Shamsuddin as managing director to succeed Shinobu Washizawa. Shinobu Washizawa retired on 31 December 2019 after spending 40 years with the AEON Group of Companies. Wealth of retail experience Mr. Shamsuddin was Chief Strategy Officer at AEON Asia Sdn Bhd prior to this appointment. He will also take on the post of director at AEON Big (M) Sdn Bhd on Jan...

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