TABLE-US Oct ICSC retail sales rise 1.6 pct vs year ago

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 1.6 percent in October from a year earlier, the
International Council of Shopping Centers said on Thursday.

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

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:
YEAR/YEAR PCT CHANGE OCT SEPT AUG JULY JUNE MAY
Total comparable 1.6 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.6
Total less drug store 2.6 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7
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Apparel 3.3 2.8 3.2 3.6 2.7 2.0
Department 0.7 4.7 3.3 3.9 5.9 1.6
Luxury 6.4 6.6 4.5 7.4 8.8 5.0
Discount 1.2 1.2 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0
Drug -1.4 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.8 -0.7
Wholesale clubs 5.7 4.6 6.4 5.6 4.0 8.7
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Total store sales 4.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.9 5.2
Number of retailers 32 32 32 31 31 31
*Revised figure

TABLE-US Oct ICSC retail sales rise 1.6 pct vs year ago