Aeon news

14 October 2022
Aeon plans to accelerate the opening of malls and supermarkets in Vietnam. Building central kitchens in its malls Aeon plans to build central kitchens that can prepare fresh bread and ready-made dishes in its malls. These will then by delivered to its smaller supermarkets. Aeon Mall in Ha Dong, Hanoi is one of the malls that has a central kitchen. It ships 60 different kinds of bread and...
08 February 2022
Ocado Retail sales were up 4.6% in 2021 (52 weeks to 28 th  November) but the Group made a loss before tax of (£176.9)m. Ocado Retail: capacity increases offset a normalising basket Ocado Retail revenue increased by 4.6% to £2.3bn. An increase in customer numbers (up 22.4% to 832,000) and orders (up 11.9% to 357,000) offset a declining, normalising basket size of (5.8)% to £129. Although or...
27 January 2022
In the live broadcast of Ocado Re:Imagined, Ocado unveiled seven new innovations that will underpin its Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). “Game-changing” technology Ocado needs to improve its product to retain and attract new partners. New deals will enable Ocado to increase investment and improve the proposition, creating a virtuous cycle. Since its launch, Ocado has 10 sites live across the glo...
24 January 2022
The future of Ministop convenience chain in South Korea has finally been decided. Over the last few years, uncertainty around its ownership has surfaced a number of times, for example in 2018 and last year . Lotte beats Shinsegae to acquire Ministop  According to Inside Retail, Lotte Group, which operates the third largest convenience chain 7-Eleven in South Korea, has acquired Minis...
05 January 2022
AEON has announced a plan to open 100 compact supermarkets under the Maxvalu banner by 2025 in Vietnam Larger store format MaxValu currently operates four Vietnam stores in Hanoi. The new stores will include a larger store format with over 500 sq m floor space.  In addition, AEON Group's subsidiary, AEON Mall, aims to expand its network from six to 16 by 2025. More diverse business in 20...
10 December 2021
The South Korean conglomerate, which owns convenience retail chain Emart24, has joined the race to acquire the country’s fifth largest convenience store chain, Ministop (owned by Aeon Japan). Gives Emart24 a chance to catch up with rival 7-Eleven According to The Korea Times , Emart24 is the only convenience store operator that joined the tender along with local private equity funds An...
08 November 2021
In recent years, Asian retailers have been stepping up their sustainability efforts. Many retailers have initiated programmes to protect the environment and support local charities. We highlight five retailers in Asia which driving sustainability in Asia in this report , covering the strategy and case studies for: A.S.Watsons AEON Central Retail CP Group FairPrice Group ...
08 October 2021
Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their H1 results for the period ended August 31, 2021. Summary and our view The performance of Japan’s leading retailers in H1 have showed further signs of recovery. More shoppers are beginning to return to stores, while average baskets sizes are declining compared to elevated figures last year. Overall sales, especially from convenience st...
07 October 2021
AEON is working together with Tupperware Brands in Malaysia to promote sustainability while at the same time, encourage customer loyalty. Free Tupperware eco-friendly products when customers shop at AEON AEON has brought in Tupperware’s eco-friendly home products as an incentive for its loyal customers in Malaysia. Shoppers collect stamps every time they shop at AEON’s stores, which they can ...
28 September 2021
AEON Wellness, the health and beauty division of the AEON Group, has recently announced new initiatives as part of its digital transformation to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Focus on digitisation, convenience and safety COVID-19 may have disrupted AEON Wellness’ operations in the past year, but it has also served as a catalyst for the retailer to accelerate its digital transformation...