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Walmart and Rakuten form strategic alliance

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(Source: Inside Retail Asia | January 26, 2018) In Tokyo today, Walmart president/CEO Doug McMillon and Rakuten chairman/president/CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani announced a strategic alliance aimed at expanding consumer reach and enhancing customer service. Included in the collaboration is the launch of an online grocery delivery service in Japan as well as an exclusive retail alliance between the US retail ...

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Japanese’s famous multi-brand ‘Atmos’ opened its first store in Korea.


(Source: Retail in Asia | December 22, 2017) Atmos is a fashion multi-brand store currently running 30 outlets in Japan. Seoul is its second overseas store after New York. Atmos is Tokyo’s iconic street boutique established in 2000. It is the first shopping destination for footwear brands because of its ability to catch the latest trends and spread them in ...

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Tourist spending rises at Japanese department stores

06-26 Tourist spending rises at Japanese department stores

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | June 22, 2017) Tourist spending at Japanese department stores jumped 42.8 percent last month from a year earlier to ¥19.3 billion (US$173.8 million), led by a demand for cosmetics, according to an industry group. Per-head sales to foreign tourists are also rising, partly because of individual store advertising efforts, says the Japan Department Stores Association. ...

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Aeon Fantasy seeks to double locations

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(Source: Inside Retail Asia | June 12, 2017) Indoor theme parks are a new focus for Japanese retailer Aeon through subsidiary Aeon Fantasy as it targets growth in Asia’s entertainment sector amid stiffer retail competition. Over the next three years it seeks to double the number of locations to 660. The mall operator and department store retailer also hopes to ...

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Philippines’ Federal Land partnering with Japanese for complex


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 10 May 2017) The Philippines’ Federal Land, the real-estate arm of GT Capital Holdings, has signed a contract with Japan’s Nomura Real Estate Group and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings to develop a retail mall and apartment complex in Taguig. Details of the development provide further elaboration of Mitsukoshi’s plan for the Philippines, revealed by Inside Retail ...

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Moncler Asia revenues rise


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 5 May 2017) Moncler Asia revenues rose 12 per cent in Asia in the latest quarter. The Italian-headquartered fashion retailer says sales in both its own stores and wholesale channels recorded “very good performances” in Japan, especially, where it says Moncler enjoys a “particularly strong brand perception”. Moncler continued its solid growth in Mainland China, ...

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Fashion retail Bench to open in Japan


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 20 March 2017) Philippine fashion retailer Bench is opening its first international branch, in Okinawa, Japan. This follows its first Bench Fashion Week, marking the company’s 30th year in business. Owner Ben Chan says the Okinawa store will open this month, and follows Bench being part of Tokyo Fashion Week last year as the Philippines’ ...

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Ikea Japan launching online store


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 27 February 2017) Ikea Japan will make a full-fledged entry into internet sales, offering nearly all store items through a dedicated website to launch in late April. Plans call for selling 9000-odd products, excluding food and plants. They will initially be shipped from the nation’s nine Ikea stores. When coverage expands there will be direct ...

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Duotor Coffee arrives in Malaysia


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 09 February 2017) Japan’s Doutor Coffee has opened three outlets in Malaysia – in Aeon Tebrau (Johor Baru), Sunway Velocity Mall in Kuala Lumpur and Aeon Bukit Tinggi. This follows other international expansion in Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Doutor Coffee was founded in 1980 by Toriba Hiromichi with a 9 sqm outlet in Tokyo’s ...

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Jollibee Japan opening confirmed


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 8 November 2016) Following a signing ceremony in Japan last month, founder Tony Tan Caktiong of Filipino fast-food franchise Jollibeesays the group may open stores in Japan in 2018. Attending the Jollibee Japan ceremony were the leaders of Jollibee Foods and egg producer Ise Foods, as well as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Caktiong says he ...

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