CORRECTED-OFFICIAL-TABLE-US chain store sales fall 0.4 pct-ICSC

(ICSC corrects Aug. 21 index number to 505.0)

Aug 24 (BestGrowthStock) – The International Council of Shopping
Centers and Goldman Sachs on Tuesday released the
following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S. chain store
retail sales.
WEEK ENDING INDEX 1977=100 YEAR/YEAR CHANGE WEEKLY CHANGE

(percent) (percent)
August 21 505.0 2.3 -0.4
August 14 507.2 3.3 -1.3
August 7 514.1 3.7 -0.2
July 31 514.9 3.9 -0.1

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for August to rise
about 3.0 percent.

The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is a
joint publication between ICSC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. It
measures nominal same-store sales, excluding restaurant and
vehicle demand, and represents about 75 retail chain stores.

CORRECTED-OFFICIAL-TABLE-US chain store sales fall 0.4 pct-ICSC