Emerging Japanese Food Retail Market Trends

The first 7-Eleven store, located in Kōtō, Tokyo opened in May 1974.

The first 7-Eleven store, located in Kōtō, Tokyo opened in May 1974.

Japan continues to be one of the biggest retail markets in the world. In fact, it is the second biggest market with more than 127 million consumers worldwide. While China remains to be the marketing giant with tons of factories worldwide, Japan is considered to be responsible for more than 55% of the whole Asian retail market. The country is also responsible for the highest demand for food importations.