AOKI Holdings Inc., a major men's clothing company, reported a net loss of 11.4 billion yen for the nine months until December last year due to an increase in telecommuting due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and a decline in suit sales. ..

This is the largest deficit in the history of nine months.

According to the announcement, the sales of the entire group from April to December last year decreased by 25% from the same period of the previous year to 94.6 billion yen, and the final profit and loss was 11.4 billion yen in the past as a deficit for 9 months. It became the maximum.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, telecommuting increased, and sales of business suits decreased significantly.

In addition, the bridal business and the Internet cafe business also fell.

On the other hand, ahead of the new fiscal year from April, we anticipate that sales of suits will increase significantly in February and March every year, and we will not change the forecast of business performance for the year until next month, and the final of 5.3 billion yen. We have left the outlook for a deficit.

The company plans to strengthen sales of elastic suits that are easy to wear even when working from home, and to improve profitability by starting a business that rents out part of the store as a shared office.