TABLE-US Feb ICSC retail sales rose 3.7 pct vs year ago

NEW YORK, March 4 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 3.7 percent in February from a year earlier, the
International Council of Shopping Centers said on Thursday.

Total comparable sales do not include Wal-Mart’s figures.

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:
YEAR/YEAR PCT CHANGE FEB JAN DEC NOV OCT SEPT
Total comparable 3.7 3.0 3.6 -0.2 2.1 0.6
Total less drug store 5.5 4.8 4.3 -0.9 1.6 -0.2
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Apparel 6.8 6.4 1.5 0.9 1.0 0.7
Department 3.5 2.9 0.8 -4.5 -1.1 -2.3
Luxury 7.6 10.9 7.1 -6.9 1.8 -8.5
Discount 4.0 2.9 4.3 0.6 2.5 0.5
Drug -0.8 -1.4 -0.7 2.3 3.4 3.7
Wholesale clubs 8.8 8.0 8.5 1.9 4.3 0.8
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Total store sales 6.0 5.5 6.4 3.2 4.6 2.8
Number of retailers 31 *32 34 32 32 31
*Revised figure

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TABLE-US Feb ICSC retail sales rose 3.7 pct vs year ago