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Retailing giant Daimaru Matsuzakaya opens doors

Retailing giant Daimaru Matsuzakaya opened for business last week, bringing to fruition the 2007 mega-merger between Japan’s fourth largest department store Daimaru Inc. and the eighth ranked Matsuzakaya Co.

The new chain, which combined under holding firm J Front Retailing Co., will take over strategic planning and product procurement duties from J Front to save costs amid the current deflation.