Japan Market Intelligence


Analysis and Deep Data on Japanese Retail & Consumer Markets

For Brands, Retailers and Investors



JapanConsuming helps brands expand sales, increase profits, and easily identify new opportunities through rapid market understanding.


Our research enables retailers to roll out stores more quickly, increase sales per store, improve profitability, and easily identify new market opportunities.


Investors can increase returns through our on the ground research, deep experience of retail markets, and a strong record on identifying winners early.

Reports, Seminars, Consultations

JapanConsuming provides its services through a monthly report, online news and data, in-depth reports, seminars, presentations and consultations

Trusted by Leading Businesses

  • Costco
  • Prada
  • QVC
  • Inditex
  • Lacoste
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotels
  • Groupe Seb
  • Tory Burch
  • Adidas
  • Levi Strauss
  • Folli Follie
  • Cole Haan
  • Baillie Gifford
  • T. Rowe Price
  • CapitaMalls
  • DFS
  • Chanel
  • Walt Disney
  • H&M
  • Wellington Inv.
  • LVMH
  • Richemont Group
  • Revlon
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gap
  • Quiksilver
  • UBI France
  • L.L. Bean
  • Wedgwood
  • Godiva

What Sets Us Apart

JapanConsuming was set up to cut through the noise to save our clients time, and deliver the best intelligence on Japanese retail & consumer markets.

  • More than 15 years experience analysing consumer markets
  • Largest databank on Japanese retailers and consumer brands
  • Deep, wide network across retailers, government, media and brands

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What We Deliver for Clients


Expand Sales

  • Identify the best retailers and distributors to work with
  • Evaluate how competitors are succeeding
  • Demonstrate growth regions
  • Highlight key Japanese marketing trends and themes

Increase Profit

  • Use our research service, a big discount to making your own
  • Identify ways to raise sales, and margins on sales
  • Identify competitor strategies on pricing and cost savings
  • Evaluate low cost marketing strategies that work for competitors


More Stores, Higher Sales Densities

  • Identify hot consumer zones and segments
  • Evaluate how competitors are succeeding
  • Identify new growth markets
  • Keep up with key Japanese marketing trends and themes

Higher Margins

  • Use our research service, a big discount to creating your own
  • Identify ways to raise sales densities and lower cost of sales
  • Evaluate competitor strategies to cut costs
  • Increase store traffic through marketing strategies that work


Beyond IR and Data

  • On the ground research on Japanese retailers & consumer goods stocks: e.g. competitor analysis, price checks, store reviews (why sales are up/down), footfall
  • Analysis of management strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluation of how company strategies/new products/stores will/won’t work within the context of market reality
  • Your eyes and ears in Japan providing regular, concise, rigorous analytical updates

New Investment Opportunities

  • Hear about promising businesses in their early years, before IPO
  • Exploit JapanConsuming’s strong record identifying new trends that become growth markets across home, fashion, electronics, convenience, food and health
  • See the link between new trends and +/- impact on your retailers and brands

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