Wholesale supermarkets that sell foodstuffs for restaurants are gaining in popularity among general consumers thanks to their low prices and wide range of merchandise. These supermarkets serve small-scale eating and drinking establishments. But in most cases, ordinary consumers can also shop there, availing themselves of bargain prices that the stores can offer as they sell goods in bulk.
Suntory To Make Private-Label No-Malt Beers For Seven & I and Aeon -- Suntory Liquors Ltd. will supply leading retailers Seven & i Holdings Co. and Aeon Co. with private-label no-malt beers from late July. In the past, beer has been supplied to select retailers on a limited-time basis, but this is the first time a brewer will regularly provide a private-brand product.
Maternity specialist Mamas & Papas is to launch in Japan after striking a distribution deal with local nursery goods group Pigeon Corporation.
Japan has announced its biggest monthly trade surplus in a year, supporting hopes that the world's second largest economy is slowly recovering from its worst recession on record. Exports exceeded imports for a fourth straight month, giving a vital boost to an economy that is heavily dependent on overseas demand, government data showed.
A walking humanoid robot that is able to use its whole face and body to express emotion was unveiled on Tuesday in Japan. The robot was created by scientists at Tokyo's Waseda University and is thought to be the first of its kind according to its makers.
Louis Vuitton seems very inspired by Japan and everything Japanese. After Murakami the brand now follows Kawakubo’s fantastic new concept of underground guerrilla stores which pop-up as mysteriously as they disappear, leaving fans clamouring for more Thus LV recently opened their new temporary underground store in Tokyo, located in the Seibu department store of Ikebukuro.
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. took the wraps off its new i-MiEV electric vehicle Friday, staking its fate on the zero-emission car as its best hope for a "green technology" future.
The egg-shaped, four-seat hatchback is the latest addition to a cadre of environment-friendly cars that have surfaced sinc Honda Motor Co.'s Insight hybrid and Toyota Motor Corp.'s remodeled Prius hybrid heated up the market for gasoline-electric cars.