CORRECTED-U.S. chain store sales rose 2.6 pct last week-Redbook

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NEW YORK, April 20 (BestGrowthStock) – Redbook Research on Tuesday
released the following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S.
chain store sales:
Year-over-year: Week (w/e 04/17/10 vs year ago) 2.6 pct
Year-over-year:Month (April 2010 vs April 2009) 3.0 pct
Month-over-month: (April 2010 vs March 2010) -1.7 pct

The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index is a sales-weighted
index of year-over-year same-store sales growth in a sample of
large U.S. general merchandise retailers representing about
9,000 stores.
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CORRECTED-U.S. chain store sales rose 2.6 pct last week-Redbook