Dec 21 (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) Dec 18 508.4 4.2 1.7 Dec 11 499.9 3.1 0.8 Dec 4 495.9 2.6 -2.1 Nov 27 506.6 3.5 0.5
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for December to rise 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent.
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.