Specialty supermarket numbers in the Greater Tokyo Area 2002-2014

The statistic presents the number of specialty supermarket stores in the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan from 2002 to 2014. In 2002, there were almost 7.3 thousand specialty supermarkets operating in Greater Tokyo. This number decreased to under 6.9 thousand such supermarkets in 2014.

Number of specialty supermarket stores in the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan from 2002 to 2014

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Release date

December 2016



Survey time period

2002 to 2014

Supplementary notes

The Greater Tokyo Area comprises of Tokyo Metropolitan, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba Prefectures.
Figures are based on the Census of Commerce by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The product categories are based on the classification defined by the METI.
The source defines speciality supermarket stores as followed: "250 square meters or more. The composition ratio of either the followings (Apparel, Food, Housing) is 70 percent or more."
The source provides the following information: 'Because industrial classification and investigative method was changed, the figures for 2014 have no data continuty from previous investigation."
Values have been rounded.

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