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Business Feb 20, 2018

Japan's convenience store sales nearly flat in January

Sales at convenience stores were nearly flat in January, posting a 0.1 percent gain from a year earlier, on favorable sales of salads, frozen foods and daily necessities, an industry body said Tuesday. The same-store sales of eight major convenience store operators totaled ¥741.8 billion, ...

Cyber Monday online shopping spree tops $3 billion

Business 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 luster as ...

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Business 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 Ltd. ...

Business / Economy 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, according ...

Business / Economy 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, according ...