Our Locations

Japan at a glance

  • Total Retail Units 400
  • Seiyu Hypermarket 98
  • Seiyu Supermarket 238
  • Wakana 54
  • Seiyu General Merchandise 1
  • Livin 9


Seiyu is one of the largest supermarket chains in Japan, established in 1963. In 2002, Walmart acquired a 6.1% stake in Seiyu. In 2005, we acquired a majority interest, making Seiyu a Walmart subsidiary. Walmart proceeded with additional steps to acquire all of the remaining shares, which resulted in the delisting of Seiyu shares from the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2008. Later that year, Seiyu became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walmart. 

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Walmart Japan President & CEOTakeshi Kamigouchi


Total Number of Associates: 37,788*

*As of Jan. 2014