The shift of power from producers to customers currently under way in the consumer market is increasing the importance of data and information gathering related to changing consumer demands and leading to the establishment of customer-centered business models that need to be analyzed and utilized.
In tune with these developments the SHOSHA stand poised to streamline and revitalize their retail businesses, providing integrated supporting services, encompassing management support for the retail and food service industries based on the analysis of consumer related information obtained from their credit card businesses and internet networks and also through the introduction of demand forecast systems and IC tags, as well as through the securitization of stores and other real estate (REITs).
|Trading firm||Project (subsidiary)||Description|
|Itochu Corporation||FamilyMart Co.,Ltd..||30.6% interest.
Operation of a convenience store chain.
|YOSHINOYA D&C Co., Ltd||21% interest.Operation of a gyu-don (beef bowl) fast food chain.|
|MAGASeek corporation||64.37% interest.
Fashion retail business through the internet and mobile communication devices.
|UNY Co.,Ltd.||GMS/Business TIE-up AGREEMENT.|
|Sumitomo Corporation||Summit Inc.||Construction and operation of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles|
|Jupiter Shop Channel Co.,Ltd.||Television shopping via JCOM and CATV.|
|Barneys Japan Co,Ltd.||Retail of men’s and ladies’ apparel.|
|Sojitz Corporation||Aprica Kassai Inc.||General agent for sales of Aprica products in Japan.|
|Nichimen Infinity Inc||Integrated apparel firm centered on U.S.casual brand "McGregor".|
|Marubeni Corporation||The Maruetsu Inc.||Supermarket chain|
|Tobu Store Co.,Ltd.||Supermarket chain|
|The Daiei Inc.||GMS/supermarket chain|
|MITSUI & CO.,LTD.||Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.||1.7% interest
Reinforcement and expansion of partnership.
|QVC Japan Inc.||TV shopping using a 24-hour dedicated channel.|
|Grand Marché Co., Ltd.||Direct shopping on radio and TV.|
|MBK Real Estate Ltd||Development of new home communities, shopping centers and full-service senior living communities in the U.S.|
|Mitsubishi Corporation||LAWSON, INC||30.1% interest(convenience store chain)
As top shareholder supports management.
|am/pm Japan Co., Ltd||10% interest(convenience store cahin). Reinforcement and expansion of business relationship.|