Executive Summary

Feb 2019
PROSPECTS
Department stores continue to face challenges

Department stores saw ongoing decline in both value sales and outlet numbers in 2018. While the flagship department stores in the centre of major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka benefited from high demand from inbound tourists and affluent consumers, stores in other areas continued to struggle.

Stores in urban areas promote sales to inbound tourists

Inbound tourists continue to generate a significant proportion of the sales of department stores in the centre of major urban areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. While spending per tourist has declined since 2013-2015 when an explosion in the number of inbound tourists was accompanied by bulk buying, spending on products such as jewellery, watches and cosmetics continues to have a significant impact on department stores sales.

Using influencers in other countries

Department stores’ efforts to court foreign tourists are involving increasing use of well-known influencers in other countries to broadcast/promote their outlets. Having successfully used a live broadcast by a famous Chinese influencer to introduce products and selling space to inbound tourists in 2017, Hankyu Hanshin planned to expand this kind of promotional broadcast at the end of the review period.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Reorganising store networks

Competition from shopping centres and internet retailers presents a significant challenge to department stores. Some department stores operators are closing down their unprofitable outlets in order to strengthen their businesses.

Experimenting with new business models

In their efforts to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and consumer lifestyles, department stores are experimenting with new business models. Marui has been looking at the sharing business, beginning with a collaboration with online bag share service, Laxus, in April 2017.

Developing real estate businesses

J-Front Retailing and Takashimaya are working to strengthen their real estate businesses as they look to ensure stable incomes in the face of intensifying competition from shopping centres and online retailers. This type of diversification is likely to become increasingly common as department store operators struggle to expand within their traditional business models.

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Department Stores in Japan - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Department stores continue to face challenges
Stores in urban areas promote sales to inbound tourists
Using influencers in other countries

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Reorganising store networks
Experimenting with new business models
Developing real estate businesses

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Japan - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumers lifestyles impacting retailing
Tourist spending remains key driver for retailers
Growth drivers in grocery retailing
Cross-channel collaboration and increasing consolidation in retailing
Implementing new digital technology

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Hatsu Uri ("First Sales") at New Year
Valentine’s Day
White Day
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
Summer Bargain
Halloween
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Christmas and Year-end Bargain
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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