Japan's third-largest supermarket chain, Aeon Co, says it expects to beat its own profit forecasts for the current fiscal year. For the full year, through to 14 March, Aeon expects to post group operating profit of ¥120bn (US$908.5m); a 14% increase on earlier forecasts. Pre-tax profit is meanwhile now expected to be ¥110bn, rather than ¥100bn.