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Japan Archives

Online drives South Korean retail sales boost; Japan falters

In Japan, retail sales fell 2.4 per cent in January according to government data.

Don Quijote operator to buy upmarket Californian supermarket chain

The deal, of which the value has yet been disclosed, is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of this year.

Japanese supermarket Kinokuniya opens pop-up stores in Singapore

Chain has the same name (in English) as the famous bookstore, but a very different offer.

Jollibee to expand Yoshinoya Philippines network

The joint venture will see the opening of 50 more Yoshinoya outlets in the country.

Japan retailer turns to cuddly toys to boost Lunar New Year sales

As the Lunar New Year begins, they are taking the place of home appliances normally favoured by Chinese tourists who are...

Ikea teams with Asus to launch furniture for gamers

The new gaming range has been recently launched at Ikea China. The company said the range will be available in Japan thi...

Shiseido confirms sale of consumer business for US$1.5 billion

Tsubaki and Senka among brands to be spun off.

Mixed fortunes for retailers in Japan and South Korea

Japan retail sales fell 3.3 per cent last year, while South Korea's rose 5.5 per cent

Eyewear retailer Owndays may be sold, fetching US$300 million

Banks have been invited to pitch for a sale process.

Shiseido plans sale of consumer product lines for over $1.45 billion – report

Brands set to be spun off include Tsubaki haircare and Sea Breeze deodorants.