Muddling through above recession levels.
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
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 -0.2The 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.