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Convenience store sales in Japan rose 6.6% in April from the same month last year, marking a year-on-year rise for the second consecutive month, with the first nationwide state of emergency declared over COVID-19 affecting last year’s figure, an industry body said Thursday.

Same-store sales by seven major convenience store operators totaled ¥842.50 billion, as the number of shoppers rose for the first time in 14 months, by 7.8% to 1.24 billion, according to the Japan Franchise Association.

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