Wuhan mall opening

Aeon launches foray into China's inland cities

Aeon's first giant mall in inland China opens its doors on Friday. © Kyodo

DAISUKE HARASHIMA and KEN MORIYASU, Nikkei staff writers

WUHAN/DALIAN, China -- Tired of the fierce competition in China's coastal areas, Japanese retail giant Aeon is heading to suburbs of inland cities, aiming to beat rivals in establishing a presence and attracting families. "Aeon is committed to enabling people in Wuhan to enjoy a beautiful life,"...