24 October 2023
The Weekly

Sogo & Seibu has been acquired by Fortress Investment Group from Tokyo-headquartered retail group and 7-Eleven owner Seven & I Holdings for US$1.5bn. Sogo & Seibu is Japan’s third-largest department store operator and has 10 stores in prime locations across the country. The revamp plans include opening new Yodobashi outlets in key locations and renovating flagship stores such as Seibu Ikebukuro, which is adjacent to the Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo. Seven & I Holdings will focus on further growing its convenience store business after closing the sale of Sogo & Seibu.