TABLE-US chain store sales fell 1.5 pct last week-ICSC

July 13 (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)
July 10 505.3 3.2 -1.5
July 3 513.2 3.9 1.0
June 26 508.1 3.0 2.1
June 19 497.6 2.5 -0.5

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for July to increase
by 3.0 percent to 4.0 percent compared with a 5.0 decline In
July 2009.

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.

TABLE-US chain store sales fell 1.5 pct last week-ICSC