CHIBA, Japan (FNS) -- The Japanese retail community's growing interest in private label is drawing strong responses from worldwide suppliers. A wide range of manufacturers are positioning themselves to sell into this potentially highly lucrative niche in a nation of 124 million people. They are aiming products both at retailers like Daiei Inc., which has jumped heavily into store brands, and at other stores that are first gearing up for private-label programs. This was manifest at the ...

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