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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.

This in-depth guide to Japan explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

We review the five big trends that we identified at the start of 2019, plus provide insight on the latest performance of Asia's leading grocery retailers.

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Lawson has outlined plans to expand its network from 50 stores to about 500 over the next five years. Expansion with Ayala Corp. In 2016, Lawson with Puregold aimed to increase their store network to 500 stores by 2020 . This has failed to materialise, and the relationship between the two companies ceased last year. Lawson’s latest expansion plans will be supported by its new partner ...
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, AEON, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the six months ending 31 August 2019. Seven & i Holdings: total sales flat up 0.8% Seven & i recorded a 0.8% increase in total group sales to JPY5997.4bn (US$55.8bn), with operating profit rising 2.8% to JPY205.1bn (US1.9m) year-on-year (yoy). Revenue from domestic convenience s...
After postponing the rise of consumption tax twice, Japan has today brought in the long-delayed policy into effect. The increase is the first time in five years, from 8% to 10%. Rebate to provide shoppers relief The new rate applies to nearly all goods and services, from electronics to books. The government has introduced measures, however, including discounts for certain purchases made u...

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