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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[...]
January 2019 Top Stories
FOCUSShopping Centres 2017-18: sales rise as mall development slows sharplyThe shopping centre market expanded in FY2017, increasing sales by 2.3%,[...]
December 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Convenience stores still innovating in saturated market The convenience store sector may have reached saturation but this has just[...]
November 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Don Quijote: The future Aldi of Japan? Don Quijote will change its name to Pan Pacific International Holdings in[...]
October 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Fashion Retailing 2017-18: cautious expansion as major formats consolidate Fashion retailers had a much better year in 2017 as[...]
September 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Department Stores 2018: a core elite takes flight from the rest Japanese Department stores bounced back last year, and[...]
Jul-August 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Retail Ranking FY2017: strong performance across all formats as everyone pushes online The retail industry enjoyed another extremely good[...]
June 2018 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets: FOCUS: Who[...]
May 2018 Top Stories
Key stories in this month's issue of JapanConsuming, the essential monthly analysis and data update on Japan's retail & consumer markets: Consumption Trends[...]
April 2018 Top Stories
FOCUS: Fashion: still the biggest e-commerce category – and still growing fast Our recent focus on e-commerce (JC1801) showed just[...]

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Mark Phillips
 Japan Marketer

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