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

Jan 26 (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)
Jan 23 479.8 1.9 -2.5
Jan 16 492.2 2.6 2.0
Jan 9 482.6 1.7 -3.0
Jan 2 497.6 2.5 1.5

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for January to be up
by about one 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 2.5 pct last week-ICSC