According to Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, Seattle-based Starbucks was the largest coffee shop chain in Japan, in 2013 financial year (2013 April to 2014 March). Its market share was 41.3%. The second largest chain was Doutor Coffee (24.6%) which was founded in 1962, in Tokyo. The third was Tully's Coffee (7.7%) from Seattle, the rival of Starbucks. Tokyo-based PRONTO (6.8%) was 4th, and Kobe-based UCC (6.7%) which is aiming to be an anti-Western style cafe was 5th.
The total revenue of coffee shop chains was 300.6 billion yen ($2.9 billion) in 2013 financial year.
Figure : Coffee Shop Chain Market Share in Japan, 2013
Table : Coffee Shop Chain Market Share in Japan, 2013
|Chain||Market share (%)|
Source is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.