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Post time 2010-7-6 13:06:38 |Display all floors
News from the American, British front!
At first, it's the great BP deep water oil well leak!
Which caused the market value of BP stocks falls by 50%, now Cost reaching US$ 3billion with news of ing of units in Vietnam. Already sold out in Malayan Federation!

A big dent on the image of DEEP WATER crude oil production!

Action on the French front!
Now, news of Carrefour s-el-ling out Japan and Korean hypermarket units!
To raise US$ 1 billion! Plans investments in India and Indonesia?

Moving out of Korea and Japan.


hmmmmmm

Something to watch, strange indeed!




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Post time 2010-7-6 14:16:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-7-6 14:06


  1. Now, news of Carrefour ing out Japan and Korean hypermarket units!
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In Japan they're  s e l l  ing out for quite some time already (not sure if there are any left). They concept of hypermarkets on cities' peripheries did not work over here. People prefer smaller markets and much closer to where the action is.

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Reply #2 satsu_jin's post

Yes, that's true.

Market perculiarities is interesting to observe!
People tend to make "calls" which are inaccurate due to "their personal background knowledge"!

Hypermarkets tend to be popular in a MOTORING CITY, and it features large FREE CARPARK.
People can purchase large quantities and drop it into the car!
It's a feature of mid density urban regions!

Densely populated city has high property rentals, and seldom is the hypermarket able to buy the premises it operates in! This is one of the difficulties of operating in Japan. Higher margin are needed, while Japanese people are very nationalistic when it comes to consumption! eg. The Japanese saying that Only Gangsters or Yakuza buy foreign cars!

The disposal income also factors in too!

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Post time 2010-7-6 14:37:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-7-6 15:26

  1. Densely populated city has high property rentals, and seldom is the hypermarket able to buy the premises it operates in! This is one of the difficulties of operating in Japan. Higher margin are needed, while Japanese people are very nationalistic when it comes to consumption! eg. The Japanese saying that Only Gangsters or Yakuza buy foreign cars!
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The nearest Carrefour for me was in Chiba Pref., on the way to Narita airport. On a normal weekend day it took me one and a half hours to commute by car (both ways). The prices were as high as in urban delicacy shops or department stores and the service was not convincing (often lousy).

As for the Jap. cars. This is something from the past and has long changed. Nowadays I estimate that roughly 15% of all private cars are foreign made. They're not more expensive than domestic products (no import tax) and service is excellent.

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Post time 2010-7-6 15:27:32 |Display all floors

Look at the JAMA site, no such thing!

99% Japanese marques only!
people don't change that much!
not after the long ROLLER COASTER ride from 1950 to 2008!

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Post time 2010-7-6 15:53:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-7-6 16:27
99% Japanese marques only!
people don't change that much!
not after the long ROLLER COASTER ride from 1950 to 2008!

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I looked at the sales figures of cars (excl. buses and trucks). Short of 7%. This includes of course the 'inaka' where foreign cars are less common. In the metropolitan area the figure is closer to what I've said.

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Post time 2010-7-6 16:04:52 |Display all floors

Reply #6 satsu_jin's post

Probably Japanese people nowadays more confident!

They might even buy China made small cars in the future......
Afterall, they do have a large base for foreign investment income stream, and have a US$1 trillion forex equivalent to 2x annual imports!

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