July 20 (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 17 512.3 4.2 1.4 July 10 505.3 3.2 -1.5 July 3 513.2 3.9 1.0 June 26 508.1 3.0 2.1
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for July to rise between 3.0 percent and 4.0 percent compared with a 5.0 percent decline in July 2009.
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.