Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

National Mar 30, 2018

Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

Major Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado Co. has asked tenants at its shopping malls to stop selling ivory products, joining a growing list of Japanese companies that have banned such sales amid international efforts to stamp out African elephant poaching. According to a company official, the supermarket ...

Seven & I welcomes 1,071 new employees

Business / Corporate Mar 22, 2018

Seven & I welcomes 1,071 new employees

Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. welcomed 1,071 new recruits at a ceremony Thursday for those entering its 21 units including Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co. "All industries are experiencing revolutionary changes with accelerated digital technology innovations. I ...

Seven & I begins donating leftover food to Tokyo's needy

National Oct 1, 2017

Seven & I begins donating leftover food to Tokyo's needy

Seven & i Holdings Co. has started donating unexpired food leftover at its Ito-Yokado supermarkets in Tokyo to needy families. According to Seven & I, it plans to expand the donations to more regions to reduce food waste. Poverty is a serious issue with the relative ...

Business / Corporate Oct 31, 2015

Loeb's Third Point takes stake in Seven & i Holdings

Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said it acquired a stake in Japan's second-largest grocery and retail group Seven & i Holdings Co. and proposed a spinoff of its supermarket unit. The New York-based company "continued to add to" its investment in Seven & ...

Business Oct 29, 2014

Seven & I to challenge online retailers with same-day delivery

Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. next year will start providing same-day delivery of products sold online by its group stores, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. The operator of the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain as well as Seibu and Sogo department stores ...

Ito-Yokado begins six-day veggie sale

Business Jul 17, 2013

Ito-Yokado begins six-day veggie sale

Supermarket chain Ito-Yokado Co. began a nationwide six-day bargain sale of vegetables Wednesday amid rising prices stemming from tight supply due to unfavorable weather. Ito-Yokado said it has set prices of 16 items 15 to 65 percent lower than Monday's prices at its 156 outlets ...