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Japanese retailer Seven & I starts spring greeting season with 736 new employees

Japanese retailer Seven & I Holdings Co. held a ceremony to welcome new employees to its 14 group companies on Friday in Tokyo, becoming the first major company in Japan to stage the annual spring rite.

The number of new employees this spring totalled 736, down 530 from the previous year, amid sluggish sales in the mainstay supermarket business.