TABLE-US chain store sales -0.7 pct last week-ICSC

Oct 19 (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)
Oct 16 498.7 +1.7 -0.7
Oct 09 502.3 +2.6 +0.8
Oct 02 498.3 +2.4 -0.8
Sept 25 502.5 +3.6 +0.4

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for October to
increase by about 2.5 percent year-on-year.

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.

TABLE-US chain store sales -0.7 pct last week-ICSC