Sales of three major department stores were consolidated in the first half of this month, of which Takashimaya and Daimaru Matsuzakaya department stores reopened on weekdays in Tokyo and Osaka, resulting in an increase from the same period last year.

According to three major department stores, sales from June 1st to 14th increased 3.1% at Takashimaya and 2% at Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Store compared to the same period last year.

On the other hand, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings decreased by 0.9%.

Although the state of emergency continues to be declared in Tokyo and Osaka, overseas luxury brands and jewelery sales were strong as the request for closure was eased and the entire building was reopened on weekdays.

However, compared to the adult who is not affected by the new corona, it has decreased by double digits, and the severe situation continues.

Each company is aiming to secure sales by thoroughly implementing infection control measures such as strengthening online sales during the mid-year gift sales season, which has been in full swing since June.