TABLE-US chain store sales up 3.1 pct last week-Redbook

NEW YORK, March 9 (BestGrowthStock) – Redbook Research on Tuesday
released the following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S.
chain store sales:
Year-over-year: Week (w/e 03/06/10 vs year ago) +3.1 pct
Year-over-year:Month (March 2010 vs March 09) +3.1 pct
Month-over-month: (March 2010 vs February 2010) +0.7 pct

The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index is a sales-weighted
index of year-over-year same-store sales growth in a sample of
large U.S. general merchandise retailers representing about
9,000 stores.

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TABLE-US chain store sales up 3.1 pct last week-Redbook