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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 21, 2020
Japan supermarket sales rose 2.6% in July
Supermarket sales rose 2.6 percent in July from a year earlier, an industry body said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 22, 2020
June supermarket sales up 3.4% as people eat at home amid pandemic
Supermarket sales in Japan rose 3.4 percent in June from a year earlier, up for the second straight month, on robust food sales as many people continued to refrain from dining out amid the coronavirus pandemic, an industry body said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 22, 2020
From Spam to corned beef, canned meat sales are booming
The trend started with the coronavirus lockdowns but is being reinforced by the economic fallout from the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 30, 2020
Japan's essential workers risk health but face abuse in virus crisis
Supermarket employees, truck drivers and postal workers have remained at their posts while people in many other occupations have been asked to stay home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2020
Koike asks Tokyo residents to limit grocery shopping to every three days
Koike also stressed the need to partner with supermarket industry bodies to plan ways to reduce overcrowding.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 15, 2020
Japanese supermarket chain offers staff 'emergency gratitude payment' as stores stay open amid pandemic
With crowds still flocking to supermarkets in Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country's state of emergency, the operator of Life supermarkets is granting approximately 40,000 of its employees — including part-time workers — an "exceptional emergency gratitude payment," which will cost...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 14, 2020
Retailers in Japan brace for tough year as virus hits consumption hard
Recent decisions by major retailers including Seven & I Holdings Co. and Takashimaya Co. to forego the release of earnings guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak highlights the seriousness of Japan's consumption slump.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 31, 2020
U.K. supermarkets shatter records as people stockpile for coronavirus
Coronavirus-driven stockpiling by Britons girding for a nationwide lockdown lifted U.K. grocery sales to a record in March, according to research firm Kantar.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 26, 2020
Tokyo shoppers rush out after governor’s call to stay in to curb virus
Shelves were cleared of bottled water, meat, cup ramen and spaghetti.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 24, 2020
Japan supermarket sales rise amid virus scare in February
Supermarket sales in Japan in February grew at their fastest pace in over four years as consumers bought more food to eat at home amid the new coronavirus scare, industry data showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 24, 2020
Japan's supermarket sales fell 1.8% in 2019 amid tax hike
Supermarket sales in 2019 fell 1.8 percent from the previous year on a same-store basis, down for the fourth consecutive year, affected by the consumption tax hike on Oct. 1 and unfavorable weather, an industry body said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 9, 2020
Japan supermarkets woo customers with cheaper U.S. foods after trade deal
With the Japan-U.S. trade agreement going into force on Jan. 1, major Japanese supermarkets have started slashing prices on U.S. products affected by the tariff cuts in a bid to attract customers.
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2019
Japan's supermarket sales rose 2.8% in September before tax hike
Supermarket sales rose 2.8 percent by value in September from a year earlier on a same-store basis, up for the first time in six months owing to a rush of demand before the Oct. 1 consumption tax hike, an industry body said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 27, 2019
Walmart eyes listing Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu to raise funds for expansion
Walmart Inc. aims to list its wholly owned Japanese supermarket unit Seiyu G.K. to raise funds for the retail chain's expansion in Japan, the head of its local subsidiary said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2019
Amazon Japan and Life supermarket tie up to sell fresh foods online, starting in Tokyo
Amazon.com Inc.'s Japanese unit and Life Corp., one of the country's major supermarket chains, said Thursday they will join forces to sell fresh foods online starting later this year, aiming to attract elderly and busy customers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 18, 2019
New Seiyu CEO says Walmart not looking to sell its Japanese supermarket chain
“I'm not here to sell a business,” Lionel Desclee tells reporters in Tokyo in his first public remarks since his appointment Friday. “Absolutely not at all.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2018
After 16-year struggle with Seiyu, Walmart looks to be next retailer to exit Japan
Amid fierce competition from online retailers Walmart Inc. has decided to sell supermarket unit Seiyu GK for u00a5300 billion to u00a5500 billion, sources have said.
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2018
Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastic ban takes effect
Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags.
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2018
Sainsbury grocer to add Asda in $10 Billion deal with Walmart
U.K. grocer J Sainsbury PLC plans to buy Walmart Inc.'s Asda in a £7.3 billion ($10 billion) deal that would transform the country's supermarket industry and leave the U.S. retailer as the combined company's biggest shareholder.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 19, 2018
Aeon Mall to open sprawling new facility at former Space World site in Kitakyushu as early as 2021
Shopping mall developer Aeon Mall Co. will open a commercial complex, by 2021 at the earliest, at a lot in Kitakyushu where amusement park Space World once stood, according to local government officials.

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