Oct 3, 2016

Isetan Mitsukoshi opens small tea-themed outlet in Paris

Department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. on Friday opened a small outlet in Paris to sell Japanese confectioneries and sundry goods. Previously, Isetan Mitsukoshi ran an outlet that catered mainly to Japanese visiting Europe. This shop, on the ground floor of Maison de ...

Convenience store chains struggled in March-May period

Jul 12, 2016

Convenience store chains struggled in March-May period

The three major convenience store operators struggled with low profitability in March to May despite record-high sales. Sales for industry leader Seven-Eleven Japan Co., a core unit of Seven & I Holdings Co., grew 5.4 percent from a year before to ¥1.1 trillion after ...

FamilyMart stores may offer day care, karaoke after merger with Uny

Apr 13, 2016

FamilyMart stores may offer day care, karaoke after merger with Uny

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. aims to catch up with industry leader Seven-Eleven Japan Co. by developing unique products and services such as day care nurseries and karaoke parlors, Chairman Junji Ueda said in a recent interview. “We’ll concentrate on creating unique products and ...

Apr 13, 2016

Yen bruises Hong Kong retailers that sell Japanese products

Times are tough for Hong Kong retailers. And even worse for those with links to Japan. Shares of CEC International Holdings Ltd. which runs the 759 chain of stores, have tumbled 32 percent this year, compared with a 0.5 percent retreat in the MSCI ...