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 ...

Business / Economy Aug 21, 2014

July supermarket down fourth month since tax hike

Supermarket sales fell 2.1 percent in July from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the fourth consecutive month since the April 1 consumption tax hike, an industry body said Thursday. Sales at 9,252 stores operated by 60 supermarket chains totaled ¥1.09 trillion, ...