Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd. on Aug. 15 reported that Seven-Eleven Japan sales in July declined 1.2% year over year.
Same-store sales fell 3.4% from the year-ago period. Customer numbers decreased by 5.6% as average spending per customer rose 2.3%. Meanwhile, store count increased to 20,990 from 20,973 in June.
The Japanese food retailer also said net sales growth of its overseas unit, 7-Eleven Inc., were flat during the month. Merchandise sales were up by 2%, but gasoline sales dropped 1.9%. For existing stores in the U.S., merchandise sales grew by 2.2%.
Seven & i's general merchandising arm, Ito-Yokado, posted a 10.6% drop in total sales for July. For its existing stores, merchandise sales declined by 9.9% year over year as customer numbers fell 9.7%, and average customer spend slid 0.1%.
Supermarket chain York-Benimaru saw total sales in July go down by 3.4% from the year-ago period, with a same-store sales decline of 4.8%. There was a 4.7% drop in customer numbers and a 0.1% decline in average customer spend.
Seven & i department store chain Sogo & Seibu reported that total sales and same-store sales both slid 3.2% year over year.
Seven & i Food Systems Co. Ltd., which operates restaurant chain Denny's in Japan, saw its total sales in July drop 7.3% from the year-ago period as same-store sales fell 6%. Its number of customers declined 8.5% but average spending per customer grew 2.7% during the month.