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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.

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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Walmart, KKR and Rakuten have signed an agreement that will change the ownership structure of Seiyu in Japan.

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We round up the latest COVID-19 related news from Japan as retailers respond to changes in consumer trends and government policies. 1 July - plastic bag charge now mandatory On 1 July, the government made plastic bag fees mandatory across the country. Matsumoto KiYoshi and some other businesses such as Aeon had already been charging fees for plastic bags  since April . 25 May state of ...
Rakuten has published its results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Group revenue was up 18.2% to JPY331,443m (US$2.9bn) compared with the same period last year. Internet Services revenue up 12.8% Year-on-year revenue from Internet Services, Rakuten’s core business including ecommerce and travel booking services, increased 12.8% to JPY190,678m (US$1.7bn). Services such as the In...
Rakuten has published its results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, with Group revenue up 14.7% to JPY1,263.9bn (US$11.7bn) year-on-year (yoy). Internet Services revenue up 17.1% Revenue from Internet Services, Rakuten’s core business including ecommerce and travel booking services, increased 17.1% to JPY792.5bn (US$7.3bn) yoy. Segment profit fell by 15.8% to JPY90.7bn (US$842.6m...
Rakuten and Walmart's Seiyu are planning to open a new logistics site in Yokohama, Japan, later this year. New site to service growing online sales The new logistics site will service growing online sales from Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper. The platform recorded a 30% sales increase year-on-year between late October and end of December. High delivery and logistical costs in Japan have historica...

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