TABLE-US chain store sales -2.1 pct last week-ICSC

Dec 7 (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)
Dec 4 495.9 2.6 -2.1
Nov 27 506.6 3.5 0.5
Nov 20 503.9 2.8 -0.6
Nov 13 507.0 3.4 -0.1

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for December to
increase by 3.0 to 3.5 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.

TABLE-US chain store sales -2.1 pct last week-ICSC