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JAPAN: Losses grow for Wal-Mart in Japan

JAPAN: Losses grow for Wal-Mart in Japan

Wal-Mart's Japanese subsidiary Seiyu has said its losses for the first half have increased by 409% to JPY54bn (US$465m) from JPY10.6bn in the first half of last year.

Japan’s largest retailer backs local produce

Japan’s largest retailer backs local produce

As part of the Slow Food movement, Japanese consumers are reacting against the inexorable growth of fastfood and ready meals, and seeking out local and traditional produce. And most surprisingly, the country’s largest retailer is in the forefront of this trend. Michael Fitzpatrick reports.

JAPAN: Aeon ventures into new retail format

JAPAN: Aeon ventures into new retail format

Aeon will open a new type supermarket called "My Basket" in metropolitan residential areas throughout Japan this year. My Basket, which will takes up small retail units similar in size to Tesco’s metro stores, targets the old and the 'returned-to-central town' population.