The Daiei, Inc.
Company Information

2-2-20, Toyo
Koto-Ku, Tokyo, 135-0016 Japan

Top 3 Competitors

Unlock access to all reports with a Hoover's Professional Subscription
Call (866) 473-3932 today to get
started with a FREE TRIAL!

  • Up-to-the moment intelligence helps you set strategy, prepare for sales calls, and close business.
  • Easy-to-read reports on over 85 million companies and 900 industries build your understanding of the companies you work with.
  • High-quality, reasonably-priced reports save you hours of costly research.

Unlock a Hoover's Basic Subscription.
To talk to a Business Information Consultant please call (866) 473-3932


The Daiei, Inc. Company Profile

Japan's economic woes put The Daiei on a diet. The company (whose name is pronounced die-ay) and its subsidiaries operated more than 3,000 supermarkets, department stores, and specialty shops. Other operations include food processing and distribution, property management, and credit card services. Daiei, which diversified haphazardly during the 1980s, came close to bankruptcy due to massive debts and failure to innovate. New management worked to stem losses and closed about 2,000 retail outlets, struggling to revive the business. To help remake the retailing giant, trading company Marubeni partnered with supermarket giant AEON in 2006. Ownership changed in 2014, with competitor AEON taking a majority stake.