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Top chains go toe-to-toe in discount apparel push

Business Apr 4, 2006

Top chains go toe-to-toe in discount apparel push

Large supermarkets that handle general merchandise are beefing up their marketing strategies, including developing own-brand goods, in response to the popularity of Uniqlo, GAP and other clothing specialty stores. "We want to create the image that our (products) are reasonably priced and have a sense ...

National Feb 28, 2006

Convenience stores go gimmicky to hold appeal

Major convenience store chains, which have seen sluggish sales amid severe competition in a highly saturated market, are trying to diversify in a bid to mine more promising market segments. 99 (Kyukyu) Ichiba Co., an affiliate of major convenience chain Circle K Sunkus Co. and ...