French frozen-food specialists Picard set up their first proper Japanese store on Aoyama's Kotto-dori in November, while more outposts are scheduled to open around central Tokyo in the next few months. Although the 'frozen' epithet may put some people off, they essentially sell high-grade European-style food that's tasty, well presented, healthy and safe, and works nicely for house parties and the like. Their claim to fame is selling one oozy chocolate cake every six seconds and two macarons every second in their French stores. The Aoyama shop features several items popular in Paris, such as their vegetable dishes, aperitifs and desserts (yes, said chocolate cake is there too), with about 200 products to choose from and defrost.
|Venue name:||Picard Aoyama Kotto-dori||Contact:|
5-9 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Omotesando Station (Ginza, Chiyoda, Hanzomon lines), exit B1|
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Hans Christian Andersens fairytale: "The Emperors New Clothes" was the most fitting shopping experience description today (27 November 2016).
The uploaded photos illustrate what we were met with. The shop had not sold out - they simply had not yet received the goods to be sold!
It was like stepping back in history to USSR times.
- A real scandal and absolutely ill managed project by AEON - the large Japanese supermarket chain!