TABLE-US chain store sales down 2.5 pct last week-ICSC

May 18 (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)
May 15 500.9 2.9 -2.5
May 8 513.7 4.3 0.1
May 1 513.0 4.4 -0.4
April 24 514.9 5.5 0.2

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for May to rise by
about 3.5 percent.

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

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TABLE-US chain store sales down 2.5 pct last week-ICSC