Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation to enhance their services for low-voltage power users

Tokyo, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation today (January 19, 2017) entered a comprehensive business alliance agreement on the promotion of purchases and utilization of electricity and other commodities for low-voltage power. Through the agreement, the areas of the partnership will be expanded into the various services offered […]

Rakuten becomes main sponsor of FC Barcelona from the 2017-2018 season

Rakuten becomes main sponsor of FC Barcelona from the 2017-2018 season   Rakuten will appear on the front of the team jersey and become the Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner for the next four seasons, starting July 1, 2017 Tokyo, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) today (November 16, 2016) announced it […]

Rakuten Kobo launches its popular eBookstore in Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today (September 29, 2016) announced the launch of its popular eBookstore in Taiwan. In addition to the localized service launch, Rakuten Kobo also announced its partnership with a number of Taiwan’s leading publishers to offer original and translated traditional Chinese […]

Rakuten listed in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index for the first time

Tokyo, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the first time as an index component for the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), as one of the top-ranking companies from the Retailing category for the Asia/Pacific regional index. In recent years, interest in investment based […]

Rakuten acquires 100% stake in Fablic, inc. provider of consumer-to-consumer marketplace mobile app FRIL

Tokyo, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in Fablic, inc., provider of FRIL, a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplace mobile app and has made the company a wholly-owned subsidiary. The acquisition price is undisclosed. The C2C e-commerce market continues to shift toward mobile services that make […]