Seven-Eleven to start selling food with English labels

Business / Corporate Dec 29, 2017

Seven-Eleven to start selling food with English labels

Seven & I Holdings, the country's largest convenience store chain operator through subsidiary Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd., will start selling onigiri (rice balls) and other prepared foods with labels carrying product names in both Japanese and English from the new year. Seven-Eleven Japan President Kazuki ...

Japan's department stores sales fell 1.4% in July

Business / Corporate Aug 21, 2017

Japan's department stores sales fell 1.4% in July

Department stores sales in Japan fell 1.4 percent in July from a year earlier on a same-store basis, due partly to weak sales of clothes and food items, an industry body said Monday. Sales at 229 stores run by 80 companies totaled ¥547 billion ($5.0 ...

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers

Business / Corporate May 25, 2017

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers

Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking on Osaka Prefecture's more established home appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp, in the battle for consumers' hearts and wallets. Iris joined the home appliance market in 2009 and its strategy of manufacturing cheaper alternatives to big-name rivals ...