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How to Export to and Market your Products in Japan

How to Export to and Market your Products in Japan

How to Export to and Market your Products in Japan

 

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Seminar G:
“ How to Export to and Market your Products in Japan”

 

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Retail in Japan : “specialty stores” vs general supermarkets?

Retail in Japan

Retail in Japan

“Japanese retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. said Friday its Ito-Yokado Co. supermarket chain will shut down 40 unprofitable stores, or about 20 percent of its stores, over the next few years.

It is expected to close several stores within its current business year ending in February 2016.

The plan comes after the operating profit for the retail group’s supermarket division in the year to last February plunged 34.8 percent from a year earlier amid a consumer tendency to prefer specialty stores such as the Uniqlo casual clothing chain over general supermarkets.” (The Japan Times)

Today’s Japanese consumers seem to prefer “specialty stores” over general supermarkets. This is one of the changes to the traditional Japanese Consumer Mindset. Which one do you prefer and why?

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  1. Retail in Japan : “specialty stores” vs general supermarkets?
  2. one of our previous posts: The Japanese Consumer Mindset

 

 


Japan E-commerce: More convenience stores offer pickup services for e-shoppers

E-commerce in Japan

E-commerce in Japan

“A growing number of convenience stores are offering a service that allows online shoppers to pick up their purchases at the stores at their convenience.

The service allows customers to conveniently shop online whenever they like without having to wonder when they will be at home to take delivery of the item, which appeals to those who are frequently away from home, as well as those who prefer to not be bothered with accepting deliveries in person.

By offering the service, major convenience store chains have successfully attracted people who tend to frequently be away from home, such as those who live alone or married couples who both work, according to the three biggest convenience store chains in Japan: Seven-Eleven Japan Co., FamilyMart Co. and Lawson Inc. They add that the service appeals to women who are uncomfortable speaking with deliverymen at their front door …..

The benefits of in-store pickup services are not limited to the customers who use them — both convenience stores and couriers also benefit. For instance, by expanding their in-store pickup services, convenience stores can expect to see an increase in their customer base.

And couriers and transporters can increase distribution efficiency if they curtail their redeliveries by focusing on delivering to convenience store locations.

Redelivery due to absent recipients was necessary in 20 percent of about 4.1 million items surveyed in 2014 by Yamato Transport Co., Sagawa Express, and Japan Post Network Co.” (The Yomiuri Shimbun)

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The Japanese Consumer Mindset

Akihabara shops - Tokyo

Akihabara shops – Tokyo

 

GBMC Article published by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation:

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1) in EU-JAPAN NEWS, in the June 2015 edition of the Centre’s Newsletter.
Article to be found page 34 of the Newsletter:
The Japanese Consumer Mindset

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2) permanently online, on the “EU Business in Japan”​ website:
The Japanese Consumer Mindset


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