Tag - supermarkets



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 26, 2018
Rakuten and Walmart take aim at Amazon, with alliance for groceries and e-books in Japan and U.S.
E-commerce giant Rakuten and retail behemoth Walmart form a partnership to launch e-content sales and a Japanese grocery delivery service via Seiyu.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2018
Retail giant Aeon evolves to engage Japan's aging customer base
The company has renovated 13 outlets across the country to cater to seniors, offering earlier opening hours and services that encourage asatomo (morning friends) get-togethers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 22, 2017
Retail giant Aeon to stop selling pornographic magazines at its 7,000 outlets in January
Major Japanese retail chain Aeon Co. will stop selling pornographic magazines at its 7,000 outlets across the country in January in response to complaints from customers about sexually explicit front covers on store shelves.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2017
Aichi's mobile supermarkets keeps seniors stocked with groceries, checks in on aging customers
Mobile supermarkets are beginning to pop up in urban areas, including Nagoya.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2017
Plunging toward a fast-unfolding future
Creative disruption is tiring, but the alternative is far worse.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2017
Fukushima to play direct role in pitching its produce in Tokyo-area supermarkets
To fight harmful rumors about Fukushima farm produce and to revive sales, the prefectural government plans to set up permanent sales spaces for susceptible products in major supermarkets in the Tokyo metropolitan area this summer.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2016
Aichi woman, 69, arrested for allegedly placing packages of expired food on store shelves
A 69-year-old woman in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly placing on store shelves margarine whose use-by dates had expired three years ago.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2015
Japan's treasury hopes flat-rate beer tax will drive drinkers to maltier fare and pad coffers
Who will benefit from plans to levy the same tax rate on all three categories of beers?
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2014
Deflation Watch: bean sprouts
Bean sprout producers are demanding retailers pay higher prices than the retailers are willing to pay.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 21, 2014
September supermarket sales down for sixth month
Supermarket sales fell 1.0 percent in September from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the sixth consecutive month following the April consumption tax hike, an industry body said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2011
Annals of cheap: Tsume-hodai
Food retailers looking to get more consumers through the door by inviting them to stuff it all they like.
Japan Times
Aug 16, 2010
Annals of cheap: High yen supermarket discounts
The strong yen hasn't exactly translated to lower prices on imported goods but supermakets are passing along the profits nonetheless.


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