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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 […]
8 Jun
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Focus on Drugstores: convenience stores for women Drugstores were mostly small, independent stores or small regional chains as recently as 10 years ago. Today they make up one of the most dynamic retail sectors in the country. In volume it is […]
6 May
7 Apr
Click here to Subscribe Now All brands & companies covered in JapanConsuming this month Polarising Market: winners and losers in Japan’s leading city markets Japan is facing a major drop off in population over the next 40-60 years – and the decline has already begun. Government forecasts expect a reduction of as much as a […]
7 Mar
Click here to Subscribe Now Get ready for 20 million tourists Japan has the lowest levels of inbound tourism among advanced economies, but this is about to change thanks to lavish marketing, the growing affluence of neighbouring populations, Japan’s increasing soft power, and in 2020 the Olympics. The benefits to retailers and brands will be […]
6 Feb
Click here to Subscribe Now Focus: Consumption Tax to hit while incomes still falling Retailers are bracing themselves for consumer reaction to the increase in Consumption Tax. Retailers may be worried, but some consumers are looking at a serious change to their spending patterns if incomes don’t increase soon. Although the last rise in 1997 […]
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