Japan’s Seven & I Holdings says it will open a giant online store in November, offering products sourced from across its retail store brands.
By February 2019, Seven & I anticipates a range of 6 million SKUs will be available on the new store, including goods specifically created for the channel in partnership with name brands, including apparel chain Uniqlo.
It targets ¥1 trillion in annual turnover, or US$8.3 billion when fully operational.
Seven & I is the global parent of the 7-Eleven convenience store brand, owns the Ito-Yokado chain of hybrid supermarkets and general merchandise stores and the high end department stores Seibu and Sogo.
The new online store ‘Omni7’ will open on November 11 with a stock of 1.8 million items.
Shoppers will be able to request delivery to their home or two any Seven & I outlets for convenient collection – such as 7-Elevens.
Returns will be permitted over the counter at any group store.