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Japan warms to cool delivery lockers as online food sales surge

Companies testing market for refrigerated parcel boxes at condos and homes

The Japanese market for delivery lockers is expected to hit 25 billion yen in 2025, a fourfold increase from 2016.

TOKYO/OSAKA -- Demand for refrigerated delivery lockers is heating up in Japan as online sales of fresh food and other perishables increase.

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic is in talks with a number of condominium developers to install refrigerated delivery lockers, or cool lockers, at Tokyo condos scheduled to go on the market in 2019.

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