TABLE-US chain store sales rose 0.6 pct last week-ICSC

June 2 (BestGrowthStock) – The International Council of Shopping Centers and
Goldman Sachs on Wednesday 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)
May 29 499.7 2.5 0.6
May 22 496.7 1.3 -0.8
May 15 500.9 2.9 -2.5
May 8 513.7 4.3 0.1
May 1 513.0 4.4 -0.4

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for May to be about 2.0-2.5 percent,
compared with the same month of 2009.

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 rose 0.6 pct last week-ICSC