Cyber Monday online shopping spree tops $3 billion

Dec 3, 2015

Cyber Monday online shopping spree tops $3 billion

Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this “Cyber Monday,” making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday. The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its ...

Aug 21, 2015

Japan retailers benefit from hot July

Japanese retailers enjoyed brisk sales in July, with demand for cold drinks, summer clothes and other seasonal goods boosted by scorching heat late in the month, industry data have shown. Same-store sales at supermarkets rose 1.9 percent from a year earlier, up for the ...

/ Apr 2, 2015

Otsuka Kagu sales stall amid family management dispute

Furniture retailer Otsuka Kagu Ltd. said sales plummeted 37.8 percent in March year on year amid a painfully public dispute within its owning family over how the company should be managed. The dispute tarnished its image and deterred customers. The plunge contrasted with strong ...

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Jan 21, 2015

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Toyota Motor Corp. warded off Volkswagen AG to remain the world’s top-selling automaker for a third consecutive year, driven by record U.S. deliveries of its SUVs, according to the 2014 tally announced by the company Wednesday. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including its Hino Motors ...

/ Oct 21, 2014

September supermarket sales down for sixth month

Supermarket sales fell 1.0 percent in September from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the sixth consecutive month following the April consumption tax hike, an industry body said Tuesday. Sales at 9,262 stores operated by 60 supermarket chains totaled ¥1.016 trillion, ...

/ Sep 22, 2014

August supermarket sales down for fifth month after tax hike

Supermarket sales fell 0.1 percent in August from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the fifth consecutive month following the April consumption tax hike, an industry body said Monday. Sales at 9,242 stores operated by 60 supermarket chains totaled ¥1.09 trillion, ...