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November Top Stories
Rakuten moves into luxury marketRakuten is determined to become a leader in online fashion retailing, hoping some of the sector’s[...]
October Top Stories
Style Factory: following Workman’s success into homewareCainz, the sector-leading home centre chain owned by Beisia Group, opened two new stores[...]
September Top Stories
Workman thrives in crisisIt hasn’t been easy selling clothing in the last six months or even in the months before,[...]
July-August Top Stories
Essentials strong in May but in June discretionary bounces back Retail sales slumped again in May, but only because people[...]
June 2020 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets: The zombie[...]
May 2020 Top Stories
KEY STORIES IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Department Stores: sector with most to lose is hit hardest Some department stores have[...]
April 2020 Top Stories
Covid-19: FMCG gain amid nationwide painJapan is suffering as much as anywhere from the current coronavirus crisis. At least until[...]
March 2020 Top Stories
PPI: a ¥3 trillion discount empirePPI, the owner of Don Quijote, likes 10-year plans, not surprisingly given it beat the[...]
February 2020 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets:Merchants battle with[...]
January 2020 Top Stories
KEY STORIES IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Lawson and KDDI join forces in cashless payments war With a series of mergers[...]
December 2019 Top Stories
Aeon ties with UK’s Ocado in push for online food leadershipAeon has become the Japanese partner to Ocado, one of[...]
November 2019 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets:The Online Fashion[...]
October 2019 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets:Yahoo and Zozo:[...]
September 2019 Top Stories
FOCUS: Department Stores 2018-19: taking risks to become original is an opportunity for overseas brandsThe department store sector witnessed a[...]
July-August Top Stories
FOCUS: The Complete Retail Review and Ranking 2018-19: profit growth slowing as marketing competition increasesLeading retailers grew sales and share[...]
June 2019 Top Stories
FOCUS: Retailing 2030: The Big DisruptionRetailing in Japan is about to enter a period of unprecedented change – the biggest[...]
May 2019 Top Stories
FOCUS:Consumption Trends Review: higher wages good for value retail, luxury and, hopefully, the futureWages and salaries finally began to rise[...]
Top Stories April 2019
FOCUS: Fashion e-commerce: two-tiersystem of malls and direct closing in on department storesFashion is already the largest single category online, but[...]
March 2019 Top Stories
FOCUS THIS MONTH:E-commerce: digital to influence 45% of all retail sales by 2025E-commerce is set to account for 15% of[...]
February 2019 Top Stories
Japan going cashless in 2019, but households still keep a lot of Yen under the futon cashHeavily supported by the[...]

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