TABLE-US chain store sales rise 0.2 pct last week-ICSC

April 20 (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)
April 17 513.8 4.6 0.2
April 10 513.0 4.0 0.1
April 3 512.7 4.7 2.1
March 27 502.0 3.2 0.6
March 20 499.2 3.7 0.1

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for April will be
flatto down 3.0 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.

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TABLE-US chain store sales rise 0.2 pct last week-ICSC