JAPAN: Convenience store sales fell 7.3% in July due to bad weather
Sales at Japanese convenience stores fell 7.3% on a same-store basis in July, compared to a year earlier, making July the fifth consecutive month that sales have declined. According to the Japan Franchise Association, the fall in sales was due to fewer customers visiting convenience stores because of a long spell of rain and unseasonably low temperatures in July, reported Kyodo News.
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