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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 low-priced stores fared better

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Department Stores in Japan Continued to Struggle in November

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

clock December 11, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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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 pandemic

clock November 11, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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September Retail Sales in Japan are Mixed

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

clock October 9, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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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 August sales.

clock September 10, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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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.

clock August 21, 2020James Manso

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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 middle of the month.

clock June 4, 2020Kelly Wetherille



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.

clock April 10, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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Coronavirus Scuttles Tokyo Fashion Week, Wreaks Havoc on Retail

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

clock March 2, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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August Sales in Japan Mixed but Largely Positive

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

clock September 3, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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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 temperatures.

clock August 2, 2019Kelly Wetherille



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

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

clock July 8, 2019Kellie Ell

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February Sales by Retailers in Japan Mixed

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

clock March 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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As Weekly Sales Gain, Results Reveal Census Bureau Data Hiccup

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

clock February 20, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Weekly Retail Sales Slide, Shows Snow and Shutdown Impact

Weather also affected results as retail weekly sales fell 1.3 percent.

clock January 23, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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