• Kyodo News


Supermarket sales in November fell 8 percent from a year earlier on a same-store basis for the 12th consecutive month of year-on-year decline, an industry body said Tuesday.

Sales for the reporting month totaled ¥1.03 trillion at 8,185 outlets operated by 68 companies, according to the Japan Chain Stores Association.

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