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June Supermarket Sales: Seafood Drops 1.7%

July 24, 2008

The Japan Chain Stores Association with 8,713 stores of 73 registered companies reported total comparable-store sales for June 2008; total sales declined by 0.9 percent, however the food division, rising 2.4 percent, performed well, its fifth consecutive month of growth.

Conversely, the seafood department stagnated, declining 1.7 percent; it was the only sector that experienced a decrease from the previous year. The animal industry, on the other hand, enjoyed a sharp rise of 6.0 percent.

Translated by Kiyo Hayasaka on July 23, 2008

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