Shinsegae Department Store also saw its revenue in July surge 8.4 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, with designer brands and home appliances, among others, showing brisk sales growth of 19.7 percent on-year and 18.9 percent on-year, respectively, it said.
Hyundai Department Store also reported sales for the period of July 11-Aug. 8 advancing 7.9 percent on-year. The number of customers also increased 7.3 percent on-year during the same period.
Record high temperatures gripped most parts of Korea this summer. On Aug. 1, the country sizzled to its highest recorded temperature of 40.7 degrees Celsius, with the numbers for Seoul reaching the highest since record keeping began 111 years ago.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)