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TABLE-US chain store sales rise 2.0 pct last wk-Redbook

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) – Redbook Research on Tuesday released the
following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S. chain store sales:
Year-over-year: Week (w/e 5/31/08 vs year ago) 2.0 pct
Year-over-year:Month (May 2008 vs May 2007) 1.8 pct
Month-over-month: (May 2008 vs April 2008) 1.9 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. (Editing by Theodore d’Afflisio; U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300)

 

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) – The International Council of
Shopping Centers and UBS Securities 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)

May   31           484.3             1.2               -0.8

May   24           488.2             1.5                0.0

May   17           488.3             1.6               -0.4

May   10           490.3             0.5               -1.0

May    3           495.4             2.3               -0.2
The ICSC-UBS weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is a

joint publication between ICSC and UBS Securities LLC. It

measures nominal same-store sales, excluding restaurant and

vehicle demand, and represents about 75  retail chain stores.


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