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Doesn’t look as bad as many would expect.

Maybe it’s being supported by lower fuel prices.

TABLE-US chain store sales fell 1.0 pct last week-ICSC

(Reuters) 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)
Nov 8 477.2 0.4 -1.0
Nov 1 482.0 0.9 0.6
Oct 25 479.3 1.3 0.5
Oct 18 477.0 0.9 -1.6

 
The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is a joint publication between ICSC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. It measures nominal same-store sales, excluding restaurant and vehicle demand, and represents about 75 retail chain stores.


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