Business Oct 22, 2020

Japan department store sales fall at faster pace in September

Department store sales dropped at a faster pace in September than in August amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry data showed Thursday. Same-store sales plunged 33.6% in September from a year before, following a 22.0% fall in August, the Japan Department Stores Association said. September's sales ...

June department store sales in Japan fall 19%

Business Jul 21, 2020

June department store sales in Japan fall 19%

Japan's department store sales declined 19.1 percent from a year earlier in June, improving from sharper falls in the previous months after the lifting of a state of emergency over the new coronavirus allowed stores to reopen, an industry body said Tuesday. Sales in June ...

Japan department store sales dive 71.5% in April

Business / Corporate May 29, 2020

Japan department store sales dive 71.5% in April

Department store sales in Japan plummeted 71.5 percent from a year earlier in April as many stores were shut amid the government-declared COVID-19 state of emergency, the industry ministry said Friday. The drop was the largest since comparable records began in January 1980. On the other ...

Tokyo department stores ramp up operations as virus concerns ease

Business May 23, 2020

Tokyo department stores ramp up operations as virus concerns ease

Major department stores ramped up operations Saturday following a six-week suspension for the coronavirus pandemic. After Seibu's flagship store opened its doors at 10 a.m. in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, more than 50 people who were waiting entered after having their temperatures checked and disinfecting their ...