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(Revised from original 2006 version)
Takashimaya in Transition
Takashimaya, the largest department store in Japan, was suffering from declining sales. CEO Koji Suzuki had succeeded in instituting changes to cut costs. However, Suzuki needed to come up with a strategy to increase sales, particularly in apparel, which comprised the largest segment. Describes in detail the company's endeavors to develop its private brand in apparel.
Keywords: Growth and Development Strategy;
Brands and Branding;
Apparel and Accessories Industry;
Lal, Rajiv, Masako Egawa, and Chisato Toyama. "Takashimaya in Transition." Harvard Business School Case 506-054, October 2007. (Revised from original June 2006 version.)