Business Feb 20, 2018

Japan's convenience store sales nearly flat in January

Sales at convenience stores were nearly flat in January, posting a 0.1 percent gain from a year earlier, on favorable sales of salads, frozen foods and daily necessities, an industry body said Tuesday. The same-store sales of eight major convenience store operators totaled ¥741.8 billion, ...

Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

National Sep 14, 2016

Fan club formed to promote Fukushima produce

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Nearly 5½ years after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, a fan club was launched last week with an ambitious membership goal: gain 200,000 members by 2020 and boost the region's products in the process. Called Team Fukushima Pride, the project's fans aren't devoted to ...

Ajinomoto eyeing further acquisitions in Europe

Business / Corporate Jul 21, 2015

Ajinomoto eyeing further acquisitions in Europe

by Andrew Noel

Ajinomoto Co., the Japanese maker of flavors and food ingredients, has posted an executive in Europe to hunt for acquisition targets in the region, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The executive joined Ajinomoto's European headquarters in the last couple of weeks, ...