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Like in all regions, COVID has impacted the food and consumer goods landscape in Asia, altering shopping habits, forcing retailers to rethink their strategies and accelerating trends. With omicron and the pandemic continuing to dominate headlines globally, what does this mean for the grocery industry across Asia in 2022? We have pulled out five trends that we believe will continue to evolve at pace, shape the market and influence retail strategy.

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Seven & i Holdings and Lawson have posted their Q3 results for the period ended November 30, 2021. Summary Seven & i Holdings and Lawson’s results continued to show further signs of recovery, with mobility and in-store activity increasing following the nationwide lifting of the COVID-19-related state of emergency in October 2021. Retailers are generally seeing more planned purchases and sho...
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their H1 results for the period ended August 31, 2021. Summary and our view The performance of Japan’s leading retailers in H1 have showed further signs of recovery. More shoppers are beginning to return to stores, while average baskets sizes are declining compared to elevated figures last year. Overall sales, especially from convenience st...
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further. Sweden: Pressbyrån opens unstaffed store in a hospital   Pressbyrån has opened its second unstaffed 24/7 Pressbyrån Go store, this time at Huddinge Hospital. In urban locations...

Presentations

17/01/2022
Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
05/01/2022
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Asia in 2022.
13/12/2021
New five-year forecasts for grocery channels across Asia, giving your business a view on the impact of the pandemic over the coming years, as well as where to prioritise investment for future growth.
08/12/2021
Against the backdrop of changing lockdown restrictions and mobility and rising inflation, we have reforecast our growth expectations across major markets through to 2026.

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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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