Japan Convenience Store Sales Up 1.1 Pct in June

Economy

Tokyo, July 20 (Jiji Press)--Sales at convenience stores in Japan in June rose 1.1 pct from a year before to 808 billion yen on a same-store basis, thanks to brisk sales of beverages and ice cream products due to high temperatures across the nation, the Japan Franchise Association said Friday.

The June figure marked the first rise in two months, the group said.

Per-customer spending rose 3.0 pct to 611 yen, logging the 39th consecutive month of growth.

Cold noodles, coffee and prepared food products continued to sell well.

The total number of shoppers declined 1.9 pct to 1,320.55 million amid growing competition with other types of retailers, falling for the 28th straight month.

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