JCCU summarizes October 2016 business turnover of 65 community-based co-ops nationwide operating stores and home delivery service. For 19 consecutive months the turnover for the home delivery had exceeded the previous year. The store business also showed the same tendency until June and decreased in July, August and September due to bad weather condition as a result of the severe typhoons experienced in those months. However, it rose again in October for the first time in three months.
The total turnover in October is 209.29 billion JPY, 0.3% lower than the same month last year. This is due to the fact that the number of business days is one day less than last year.
The store and the home delivery turnovers had a marginal increase of 1.3% and 0.6% respectively taking the difference of the number of business days described above into the calculation. Agricultural products and prepared dishes were strong backbone of the sales. The amount of the home delivery sales was 129.83 billion JPY accounting for about 62% of the total turnover of the 65 community-based co-ops. The store turnover was 74.76 billion JPY accounting for 35.7% of the total turnover.
The cumulative growths for the 7 month period from April 2016 to October 2016 show a year-onyear increase of 1.2%, 0.4% and 1.3% respectively for the total turnover, the store turnover and the home delivery turnover.