Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Business May 17, 2020

Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales

Intermediate wholesalers at Tokyo's Toyosu food market are focusing more on direct online sales to consumers at a time when seafood demand has plunged due to restaurant closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Online sales are gradually becoming more popular as high-end fish is often offered ...

Virus pandemic pushes Japan’s shoppers to finally buy online

Business Apr 10, 2020

Virus pandemic pushes Japan’s shoppers to finally buy online

by Lisa Du

Now that the government is urging consumers and businesses to step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, shoppers may finally have no excuse but to embrace e-commerce and wean themselves from brick-and-mortar stores. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency for Tokyo ...