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Seven and I Holdings, which operates 7-Eleven, is selling its department store chain Sogo & Seibu to US fund Fortress for US$1.4 bn.

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The current cost-crisis, along with labour challenges, is leading to a new wave of automation at store level. We look at three recent innovations from Japan, Poland and the US. Replenishment: tackling Japan’s labour challenge In Japan, leading convenience store chain, FamilyMart, is partnering with Telexistence to install its AI robot, TX SCARA, in 300 stores. This has been developed ...
Costco’s fourth quarter results revealed a strong finish to the year with total revenue exceeding $220 bn. We look at the factors underlying this performance and what to expect in the year ahead. Fourth quarter and full year key numbers Q4 total revenue up 15.2% to $70.8 bn, with full year revenue up 16% to $222.7 bn Comparable sales for the quarter (ex-fuel and currency impacts) up 1...
While the landscape of labour shortages and rising costs varies across the region, convenience retailers are experimenting with a range of new solutions to tackle their resource challenges. Robots employed to restock at FamilyMart FamilyMart has partnered with start-up Telexistence to introduce stock-checking robots to 300 stores in Japan. The Japan Times reports that each robot can repla...

Presentations

08/11/2022
Hokkaido-based convenience chain Seicomart is building the first ever convenience store made of ice, to be launched in December 2022.
03/11/2022
Against the backdrop of inflation and rising living costs, we have reforecast our growth expectations for the global market and key countries to 2027. This report highlights how inflation is impacting regions and countries differently.
26/09/2022
7-Eleven Japan launched the “world’s first” contactless holographic self-checkouts at six of its convenience stores in Tokyo, as part of a pilot project.
13/09/2022
Telexistence, a technology firm, is set to install AI robots in 300 FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan.

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Japan country presentation

A guide to Japan’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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