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Feb 9 (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) Feb 6 487.1 1.8 1.4 Jan 30 480.4 0.4 0.1 Jan 23 479.8 1.9 -2.5 Jan 16 492.2 2.6 2.0 Jan 9 482.6 1.7 -3.0
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for February will be up about 2.0 percent as easy comparisons combine with an improving underlying economy.
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.