Department store September sales decreased by nearly 30-40% compared to last year Still in a difficult situation October 1, 18:58

Last month's sales at five major department stores fell by nearly 30% to 40% compared to the same month last year.

In addition to the decrease in the number of customers visiting the store due to the new coronavirus, the rate of decrease expanded from the previous month due to the last-minute demand in September last year before the consumption tax hike.

According to the preliminary sales figures released by five major department stores last month, compared to the same month last year,

▽ J. Front Retailing, which operates Daimaru and Matsuzakaya, is 38.6%,

▽ Hankyu Hanshin Department Store is 36.3%,

▽ Takashimaya

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▽ Mitsukoshi Isetan Holdings

decreased by

32.7%, and

▽ Sogo & Seibu decreased by 29.1%.

In both department stores, the rate of decrease is increasing compared to the previous month.

In addition to the continuing tendency to refrain from going out with the new coronavirus, the reaction to this was also a factor in the decline in September last year as sales increased due to last-minute demand ahead of the consumption tax hike.

However, sales of each company have returned, but are still in a difficult situation, compared to April and May, when sales decreased by about 60% to 80%.

One of the department store staff said, "The number of customers visiting the store is greatly affected by the number of infected people on a daily basis, so it is still difficult to predict the future. I have. "