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Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their annual results for year ended February 28, 2021.

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FamilyMart has opened several new convenience stores in Malaysia, the Philippines and Japan. We explain why each one is significant and what can be learned from FamilyMart. The first FamilyMart drive-through in Malaysia The pilot drive-through store is located at Berkeley Uptown, Klang, Selangor. Products such as oden (skewers of assorted items such as fish ball and tofu), bento, ice cream ...
Japanese supermarket chain Daiei will launch an unmanned store in Tokyo, in collaboration with Chinese startup Cloudpick.  In addition, Rakuten and Seiyu are now also using robots to deliver supermarket purchases in Yokosuka City, Japan. Cost to implement Daiei’s store is 50% cheaper than similarly sized unmanned stores Daiei, an affiliate of AEON, will open this unmanned supermarket in Tok...
Monthly data updates from 7-Eleven, Lawson and Ministop, focusing on sales, customer footfall and average customer spend in Japan.    Japan’s convenience channel shrinking For the fiscal year ending February 2021, all stores sales fell -2.8% at 7-Eleven, -8% at Lawson and -7.4% year-on-year (YoY) at Ministop. Driving differentiation and defining the role of the convenience store hav...

Presentations

01/04/2021
Japanese companies are using of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and help achieve sustainability ambitions.
01/04/2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
26/03/2021
Our new forecasts show that Asia will account for 58% of additional grocery sales generated between 2020-22. However, the impact of COVID-19 and its legacy will impact markets differently across the region. This report will help you understand Asia's growing importance in the global context and which grocery markets will provide your business with the most exciting growth prospects towards 2022.
23/03/2021
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.

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Japan country presentation

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.

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