March 23 (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) March 20 499.2 3.7 0.1 March 13 498.9 3.2 -0.4 March 6 500.7 3.4 2.9 Feb 27 486.4 0.7 -0.8
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for March to increase by 3.0 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. 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))