By  on August 2, 2013

TOKYO — Japanese retailers posted mixed sales in July, as warm weather and seasonal clearance events spurred sales of summer items.

Fast Retailing said Friday that same-store sales at its Uniqlo outlets in Japan grew 5.5 percent on the same month last year.
"Same-store sales proved strong in July thanks to favorable seasonal weather and buoyant sales of summer garments," the company said.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings said that sales at its nine main Japan locations increased by 1.6 percent in July, marking the sixth straight month of year-on-year sales growth for the retailer. The company said that its biannual clearance sale helped to increase both revenue and customer numbers.


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