TABLE-US chain store sales fell 0.8 pct last week-ICSC

May 25 (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 22 496.7 1.3 -0.8
May 15 500.9 2.9 -2.5
May 8 513.7 4.3 0.1
May 1 513.0 4.4 -0.4

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for May to grow about
2.0-2.5 percent, somewhat below earlier expectations of
approximately 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.

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TABLE-US chain store sales fell 0.8 pct last week-ICSC