Society

Initiatives for local communities ―
Role as a part of social infrastructure and promotion of regional development

The Shimamura Group strives to stably provide clothes that serve as a daily necessity in order to play a role as a part of social infrastructure in clothing sales.
In addition, we support and offer donations to sports, cultural and educational events to promote regional development.

Role as a part of social infrastructure

As a part of social infrastructure in clothing sales, the Shimamura Group has constructed a dominant store network of about 2,200 stores and a proprietary distribution network to support those stores. This enables us to stably supply products throughout Japan. In addition, we are working to improve the convenience for local residents by opening stores in small commercial areas. We are also contributing to job creation in communities by opening multiple stores. In the event of a disaster or emergency, we will continue to operate stores as much as possible to support life in the community by developing a business continuity structure.

Shima Sapo (shopping support service)

The Shimamura Group provides a shopping support service. The aim of this service is to make shopping fun for those who don't live near a clothing store and don't have many opportunities to go shopping for clothes on a daily basis as well as those living in facilities where it is difficult to go out shopping.
We will run this program in the fashion center Shimamura business across Japan (excluding some stores) from FY2024.

Travel sale

This is a shopping support service in which Shimamura goes to local government facilities and nursing care facilities to provide opportunities for the residents and those living in facilities to enjoy shopping.

Shopping tours

Our shopping tours are designed to support shopping for those living in nursing care facilities or facilities for people with disabilities so that they can visit Shimamura stores and enjoy shopping.
We provide a service in which we open our stores one hour earlier and make them reserved for exclusive use. This means it is possible to shop at leisure before stores are opened without having to worry about other customers.

Facilities where we provided this service in FY2023 (examples)

1.Travel sale

  • Kanazawa Minami Care Center (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • Seizanso (Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture)
  • Bandaiso (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • Gunma Hospital (Takasaki, Gunma)
  • Mitsugi Seifuen (Omachi-machi, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
  • Miharu Keiroen (Miharu-cho, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • ※The following are held at rented community facilities.
  • Shiramine District, Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture
  • Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture
  • Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, Taira District

2.Shopping tours

  • Tsukui Fukushima Kuroiwa Day Service (Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • Takahara Gakuen (Yaita City, Tochigi Prefecture)
  • Bandaiso (Inawashiro Town, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • Shiraumesou (Yabuki-cho, Fukushima Prefecture)
  • Miharu Keiroen (Miharu-cho, Fukushima Prefecture)

Shimamura Women's Track & Field Club

The Shimamura Women's Track and Field Club started its activities in 2003 with the aim of contributing to the local community through corporate sports. The club continues activities mainly in Saitama Prefecture.
The club's goal is to play an active role in various competitions such as the All-Japan Women's Corporate Ekiden Championships and national marathon competitions.
The club also participates in activities such as competing in regional marathon competitions as guest runners and helping with athletics classes for children.

Top partner of Omiya Ardija

As a local corporation, we support the J.League soccer Omiya Ardija for the purpose of contributing to the local community through corporate sports.

Promotion of sports

  • December 5,2023 Sponsor of Tour de France Saitama Criterium
  • July 16 to 17, 2023Sponsor of Saitama City Junior Cup

Promotion of culture and education

  • At any time At any time Host hands-on learning and social studies tours at our stores
  • December 8, 2023 Sponsor of Sai-no-Kuni Charity Recital
  • November 5, 2023 Sponsor of Saitama City North Ward Citizens' Festival
  • November 3, 2023 Sponsor of Castle Town Iwatsuki Hawk Hunting Procession
  • October 14, 2023 Sponsored the fireworks event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Saitama City as an
    ordinance-designated city.
  • October 7, 2023 Sponsor of Saitama City south ward Furusato Fureai Fair
  • October 7 to December 10, 2023 Sponsored the Saitama Triennale 2023.
  • August 27, 2023 Sponsor of TV broadcast for Saitama Prefecture Brass Band Competition
  • July 30, 2023 Sponsored the Owada Park venue at the Saitama fireworks event.
  • July 15 to 23, 2023 Sponsor of SKIP City International D-Cinema Festival
  • May 12 to 13, 2023 Sponsor of Omiya Takigi Noh (Noh theater by firelight)
  • FY2023 Participated in projects for supporting libraries
  • FY2023 Sponsor of Saitama Arts and Culture Festival
  • FY2023 Sponsor of Advertisement in SaCLa, a monthly culture and events magazine
  • FY2023 Corporate supporter of Saitama Arts Foundation

Disaster relief and donations

  • Donated 10 million yen for relief to Ishikawa Prefecture, where the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake occurred.
  • Great East Japan Earthquake relief fund: 400 million yen (Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture); 285,000 items of relief supplies
  • 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake relief fund: 30 million yen (Kumamoto Prefecture); 3,000 items of relief supplies
  • 2021 Saitama Prefecture general donation: 10 million yen
  • 2021 furusato support for Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture: 10 million yen