JAPAN: Supermarket sales fell 2.9% in June
Japanese supermarket and department store sales fell again in June as consumers cut spending amid high unemployment and lower incomes.
Sales at supermarkets fell 2.9% in June, marking the twelfth consecutive month of declines, while department store sales fell 2.1%, a fifteenth successive decline, reported Dow Jones International News.
Food sales slipped down 1.1% from a year earlier.
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