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Japanese retailers boosting their ability to take online orders

Major retail groups in Japan such as Seven & I Holdings Co. plan to beef up their online operations to meet growing demand.

As the nation’s demographics shift and more women enter the workforce, demand for internet ordering and home delivery is "expanding rapidly", according to an official at supermarket operator Seiyu GK.

To strengthen the online supermarket business, some retailers are improving their distribution systems. Seven & I on Sunday will open an outlet dedicated to online supermarket operations in the Nishi-Nippori district in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo.