TABLE-US chain store sales rise 0.1 pct last week-ICSC

March 23 (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)
March 20 499.2 3.7 0.1
March 13 498.9 3.2 -0.4
March 6 500.7 3.4 2.9
Feb 27 486.4 0.7 -0.8

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for March to increase by 3.0 to 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. ((U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300))

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TABLE-US chain store sales rise 0.1 pct last week-ICSC