Japan Franchise Association Archives - Inside Retail Asia
Sales at convenience stores were nearly flat last month, says the Japan Franchise Association.
Tourist spending at Japanese department stores jumped 42.8 per cent last month to ¥19.3 billion (US$173.8 million).
Japanese convenience store sales rose 0.1 per cent in January from a year earlier, up for the fourth month in a row.
Japanese department-store sales dropped 2.4 per cent in November, down for the ninth consecutive month.