TABLE-US chain store sales rose 2.9 pct last week-ICSC

March 9 (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 6 500.7 3.4 2.9
Feb 27 486.4 0.7 -0.8
Feb 20 490.4 0.9 2.3
Feb 13 479.5 -0.7 -1.6

ICSC Research expects same-store sales for March to increase
by 2.5 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.

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TABLE-US chain store sales rose 2.9 pct last week-ICSC