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To counter Amazon, Aeon allies with UK online grocer Ocado

Leading Japanese retailer tries to come from behind in e-commerce

Aeon is drawing on Ocado's know-how to expand online sales.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Top Japanese retailer Aeon has joined forces with leading U.K. online supermarket Ocado Group, becoming the latter's latest ally in a global fight against Amazon.com.

Ocado will work exclusively with Aeon in Japan, providing comprehensive support for Aeon's online supermarket business, under a partnership announced Friday.

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