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Retail Sales in Japan Spike in April Due to COVID-19 Measures

Sales rose on a low comparative base but are likely to fall again in May.

Amid Renewed State of Emergency, January Sales in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to suffer from a lack of customers, including those from overseas, while…

Department Stores in Japan Continued to Struggle in November

A lack of international travelers has taken away a lucrative market for Japanese retailers

Retailers in Japan Post Mixed October Sales

A consumption tax hike in the same month last year helped to counteract ongoing effects of the coronavirus…

September Retail Sales in Japan are Mixed

Cooler weather helped to move some autumn items, but the lack of international shoppers continued to dampen…

Japan’s Retail Sales Remain Lows as GDP Nosedives

A continued lack of international travelers to the country and a stifling heat wave negatively impacted…

By the Numbers: Comparing Prestige Beauty Sales Worldwide

International data from The NPD Group shows North America's pivot to skin care as the strongest.

Japan May Retail Sales Plummet on Closures Due to State of Emergency

As the measure was gradually lifted for various parts of the country, some stores began reopening from the…

Japan Retail Sales Plunge in March, Likely to Drop Further

The state of emergency has led to a monthlong closure of department stores and other retailers.

Coronavirus Scuttles Tokyo Fashion Week, Wreaks Havoc on Retail

Tokyo's is the latest fashion week to fall victim to the outbreak.

August Sales in Japan Mixed but Largely Positive

A strong typhoon forced temporary closures in some regions, dampening sales.

Extended Rainy Season Dampens July Retail Sales in Japan

The country had a record number of consecutive days without sunshine, as well as unseasonably cool…

Target’s Latest Jockey Collection Looks to Cash in on Millennial Shoppers

Jockey releases Jockey Generation, a Target exclusive focused on Millennials.

February Sales by Retailers in Japan Mixed

Duty-free sales to foreign shoppers visiting the country remained strong.

As Weekly Sales Gain, Results Reveal Census Bureau Data Hiccup

Weekly sales rose 2.7 percent, year-over-year.