TABLE-US chain store sales rise 0.2 pct last week-ICSC

Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:46am EDT

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 NEW YORK, March 10 (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)
March  7           484.1            -0.9                0.2
Feb   28           483.0            -0.8               -0.6
Feb   21           485.9            -0.8                0.6
Feb   14           482.8            -0.9                0.9
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for March will be
flat to down by 1 percent from the same month of the prior
year.
 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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