In the nine months leading up to last month at a major department store, Takashimaya, the final profit and loss for the third quarter was a deficit of 24.3 billion yen.

The outlook for the one-year financial results up to February next year is unchanged at 36.5 billion yen.

In the third quarter group-wide financial results announced by Takashimaya, sales were 479.8 billion yen, down 29.1% from the same period last year, and the final loss was 24.3 billion yen.

The decline in sales is due to the fact that consumers have continued to refrain from going out and the number of customers has decreased, especially in large stores in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Kansai.

On the other hand, the company says that the pace of increase in the deficit was slower than expected due to the relatively small decrease in sales at local stores and the reduction of costs such as advertising expenses.

However, regarding the financial results for the year ending February next year, we have left the forecast that the final profit and loss will be a deficit of 36.5 billion yen due to the spread of infection again and the impact on sales from the beginning of this month. ..