Aug 3 (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) July 31 514.9 3.9 -0.1 July 24 515.5 3.8 0.6 July 17 512.3 4.2 1.4 July 10 505.3 3.2 -1.5
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for July are expected to increase between 3.0 percent and 4.0 percent with increased unevenness across the industry.
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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