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

April 27 (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 24 514.9 5.5 0.2
April 17 513.8 4.6 0.2
April 10 513.0 4.0 0.1
April 3 512.7 4.7 2.1

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for April to be flat to 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. ((U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300))

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