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TABLE-US chain store sales rose 1.0 pct last week-ICSC

 July 7 (Reuters) - The International Council of Shopping Centers and
Goldman Sachs on Wednesday 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 3             513.2             3.9                1.0
June 26            508.1             3.0                2.1
June 19            497.6             2.5               -0.5
June 12            499.9             2.9               -0.7
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for the fiscal month of June to
increase by 3.0 percent to 4.0 percent with a bias toward stronger performance
for the month.
The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is a joint publication
between ICSC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Itmeasures nominal same-store sales,
excluding restaurant and vehicle demand, and represents about 75  retail chain
stores. ((U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300))
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