TABLE-US chain store sales fell 1.3 pct last week-ICSC

Aug 17 (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)
August 14 507.2 3.3 -1.3
August 7 514.1 3.7 -0.2
July 31 514.9 3.9 -0.1
July 24 515.5 3.8 0.6

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for August will grow
by about 3 percent above year-ago level.

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 fell 1.3 pct last week-ICSC