Mar 10, 2015

Seven & I to tie up with Osaka supermarket chain Mandai

Japanese retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. is set to conclude a business tie-up agreement with Mandai Co., a supermarket chain operator centered around Osaka Prefecture, informed sources said Tuesday. Seven & I is also considering the acquisition of an equity stake in ...

Department stores beef up Chinese service before Year of the Sheep

Feb 16, 2015

Department stores beef up Chinese service before Year of the Sheep

Major department stores are beefing up their service for Chinese customers ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday season starting Wednesday, bidding for big-spending tourists to offset the slump in domestic spending. The Year of the Sheep begins on Thursday, and Chinese visitors are ...

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Pop-up

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Seven-Eleven to open dozens of stores at JR Shikoku stations

Jul 4, 2014

Seven-Eleven to open dozens of stores at JR Shikoku stations

Seven-Eleven Japan Co. will in August begin opening around 40 outlets at Shikoku Railway Co. train stations, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The expansion will take about three years to complete. JR Shikoku, which serves the island it is named after, will ...

Amazon to deliver packages in U.S. via drones

Dec 2, 2013

Amazon to deliver packages in U.S. via drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed Sunday that his company is looking to the future with plans to use “octocopter” minidrones to fly small packages to consumers in just 30 minutes. The U.S. retail giant’s ambitious project still requires additional safety testing and federal approval, ...

Apr 12, 2013

PC sales in first quarter see worst drop ever

Worldwide sales of personal computers slid 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013, research firm IDC said Wednesday, the worst contraction since it began tracking the market in 1994. IDC said global PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter, the ...

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup

Apr 11, 2013

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup

by Haruko Mera

Department stores and other retailers are expanding their lineup of large-size clothes to meet growing demand among big women wishing to don fashionable apparel. Nissen Co., a leading mail-order company based in the city of Kyoto, opened a store in the Parco Part3 building ...