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Monthly Intelligence Report on Retailing in Japan
7 May
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month FOCUS: 2014 Calendar Year Results: Leading chains make progress in difficult year Calendar year results for the three big format sectors, department stores, GMS and supermarket chains, and convenience stores, provide a quick hint of what to expect from results at […]
8 Apr
All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month FOCUS: Chasing the tourist shopper: retail marketing strategies for inbound tourists in Japan Japan is enjoying unprecedented growth in inbound tourism. Department stores, hotels and overseas brands are benefiting first and foremost, but other formats are also eagerly introducing services and ranges directly targeting the tourist […]
8 Mar
All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Focus: Weddings: fewer, but more fun and opportunity On the surface it seems that Japan might be one of the worst prospects for anyone selling products or services related to weddings. Marriage rates are declining, because there are just fewer young people, but also because so […]
4 Feb
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month FOCUS: Fashioning the home: the new road to riches? In the 1980s and 1990s Japan became a fashion market like no other, with almost every generation developing a fascination with personal style and brands, and a concomitant willingness to spend. Until […]
8 Jan
All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Click here to Subscribe Now FOCUS: E-commerce: ¥20 trillion by 2018 While traditional formats struggle with consumption tax increases, saturated markets, locational problems, and low consumer confidence, Japan’s budding e-commerce (EC) channel continues to grow rapidly. Despite the stereotype imagined by people who’ve never been here, […]
6 Dec
Click here for all brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Click here to Subscribe Now Leading shopping centre sales rise 4.2% Shopping centres had a great year in FY2013 thanks to higher spending on fashions, food and lifestyle goods. The top selling SCs fared much better than the sector as a whole, which […]
4 Nov
All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Click here to Subscribe Now Focus: Convenience Stores: and then there were three Convenience stores seem to go from strength to strength. This year will set another new record for the number of new stores added to the three largest chains alone – and these three […]
6 Oct
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Apparel Retailing FY2013: the best year in 15 Apparel sales powered ahead last year, driven by consumer demand, excellent retailing and a stronger emphasis on value rather than price. With the exception of GMS stores sales rose across all formats – […]
6 Sep
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Focus: Department Stores FY2013: a blip or a sustained recovery? Sales at department stores rose for the first time in 16 years in 2013 and by a solid percentage too. The uplift came from a splurge of high ticket consumption prior […]
8 Jul
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Focus: Sales peak or new beginning? Retail results FY2013 FY2013 retail results were heavily influenced by both renewed consumer confidence and increased spending spurred by the pending tax increase, but they also represent a new benchmark for the industry. Whereas a […]
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