Convenience store sales in July decreased for the first time in 6 years and 5 months, August 21 5:54
Sales at convenience stores nationwide in July fell below the same month of the previous year for the first time in 6 years and 5 months, as the low-temperature days continued and sales of soft drinks did not move.
According to the Japan Franchise Chain Association, sales of major convenience stores nationwide last month totaled 96.9 billion yen, a 0.6% decrease from the same month of the previous year.
It is the first time in 6 years and 5 months that sales are negative.
In particular, sluggish sales of the largest “Seven-Eleven” were conspicuous, and sales declined 1.2%, the first negative in nine years and four months.
Convenience store sales declined due to a slowdown in summer sales of soft drinks, beer, and ice cream, reflecting the delay in the rainy season and continued low temperatures throughout the country.
The number of customers visiting the store was 1,546.6 million, 2.8% lower than the same month of the previous year.
According to the Japan Franchise Association, “In August there is a typhoon during the Bon Festival, and there is concern about the impact on sales. is.