TOKYO Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings said it would work with rival Coca-Cola as well as Nestle to push the government in Vietnam, among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, to create a large-scale recycling system.
TOKYO Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc said it expects its profit to recover in the current fiscal year, after booking its first-ever annual drop in earnings on a failed experiment with bespoke tailoring and clashes with fashion brands.
TOKYO/LONDON Japan's Suntory Holdings, faced with a whisky crunch, is selling a rare mix sourced from around the world as premium whisky, aiming to elevate the status of young blends among discerning drinkers who often swear by aged single malts.
TOKYO Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing cut its full-year profit forecast after an unseasonably warm weather forced it to slash prices for winter clothes, but the number will still be a record high as its business in China continues to be strong.
* Franchise owners battle with 7-Eleven to keep shorter
TOKYO Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a labor shortage.
TOKYO Trading house Itochu Corp said on Friday it has amassed a 40 percent stake in sportswear maker Descente Ltd, setting the stage for a rare hostile takeover in Japan's consensus-driven market.
* Sees full-year operating profit Y26.5 bln vs previous Y40