Processed meats, seasonings, oil, cold beverages and dairy products, bread and snack food have shown increases in sales in the past few years. Alcohol and milled products have been on the decline due to the appreciating yen.
Supermarkets had the largest market share of grocery retail with 45 percent, followed by small grocery retailers, food/drink/tobacco specialists and other grocery retailers. Supermarkets and hypermarkets distribute the bulk of the US$225.9 billion packaged food in Japan. Convenience stores make up 78 per cent of small grocery retailers. Top mass grocery retailers include 7-Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart, MaxValu and Circle K.
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