• Kyodo


Supermarket sales rose 2.6 percent in July from a year earlier, an industry body said Friday.

Sales at 10,823 supermarket stores run by 56 companies totaled ¥1.08 trillion ($10 billion), according to data released by the Japan Chain Stores Association.

By product, same-store sales of food climbed 4.5 percent and those of home furnishings grew 14.4 percent, while clothing sales fell 13.4 percent.

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