May 24, 2017

Nationwide department store sales jump 0.7% in April

April sales at department stores nationwide rose 0.7 percent from a year earlier on a same-store basis, up for the first time in 14 months, an industry group has announced. Overall sales at 229 outlets operated by 80 companies totaled ¥452.7 billion. The growth mainly reflected ...

/ 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 ...