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The challenging environment has trained the retail industry. Even during the pandemic, Hokkaidō's Northern Retailer is doing well. For example, Nitori Holdings and Tsuruha Holdings are moving up to national chains, while Akusu is slowly moving ahead with its sights set on the Kanto region. Among the companies that remain in Hokkaidō, Secoma and Coop Sapporo are attracting the industry's attention for their moves. Not only is the climate, but also because they are large, sparsely populated, low-income areas, and because they have been improving their distribution and product development capabilities. Compared to Hokkaidō, Honshu, the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu, which are warmer than Hokkaidō, are less harsh. These robust retailers offer wealth and convenience to consumers in the era of low growth. A newspaper reporter who has been watching the retail industry for 30 years uncovers the secrets of Northern Retailer's strength and predicts the future of retail.