Sales of department stores nationwide in October exceeded the same month last year for the first time in three months due to strong sales of winter products against the backdrop of the lifting of the state of emergency, which eased the movement to refrain from going out. I did.

According to the Japan Department Stores Association, sales in October at 189 department stores nationwide exceeded the same month last year by 2.9% compared to existing stores.



It is the first time in three months that sales have exceeded the same month of the previous year.



With the lifting of the emergency declaration, the movement to refrain from going out has eased, and sales have increased mainly for winter items such as clothing, coats and boots, and sales of high-priced items such as luxury watches and jewelry have increased. The main factor was that it continued to perform well.



In addition, sales increased by 1.3% compared to the same month when sales fell in reaction to the increase in the consumption tax rate.



The Japan Department Store Association said, "We believe that sales are on a recovery trend due to the full-scale year-end sales season and the increase in the number of people going out. We hope that sales will continue to recover while thoroughly implementing infection control measures." increase.

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