February 2024 IssueE-commerce review: omnichannel consolidationE-commerce growth slowed marginally as the sector consolidated post-Covid but remained higher than any other channel in 2022. By 2025-26, it will be the largest retail channel, overtaking ...

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December 2023 IssueFOCUS:Shopping malls: more proactive and disciplined post-CovidJapan's shopping malls are now trading at pre-pandemic levels again and developers and tenants alike are much more upbeat and optimistic about the future. The ...

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June 2023 IssueThe great divide: Isetan and Hankyu break records as regional stores closeSome department stores enjoyed record sales in FY2022 but the gap in performance accelerated between city centre stores and the ...

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May 2023 IssueFast Retailing aims for ¥10 trillionUniqlo is such a mainstay of Japanese retailing, and indeed life, that its dominance seems inevitable and unchanging. Yet it has morphed from a local apparel ...

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