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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