TABLE-US chain store sales rise 2.3 pct last week-ICSC

Feb 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)
Feb 20 490.4 0.9 2.3
Feb 13 479.5 -0.7 -1.6
Feb 6 487.1 1.8 1.4
Jan 30 480.4 0.4 0.1

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for February to rise
by about 2.0 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 rise 2.3 pct last week-ICSC