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Our monthly report, JapanConsuming, gives subscribers an easy, fast way to keep up with consumer trends, deals, marketing ideas, retail strategies, and all the latest store and consumer data, in a clear, concise format.

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April 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[...]

JapanConsuming is the most informative publication available on retailing and consumer issues in Japan, written in a language and style that makes it immediately relevant and useful.

Mark

Phillips Japan Marketer

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