Jan 4 (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) Jan 1 515.7 3.6 0.4 Dec 25 513.4 4.8 1.0 Dec 18 508.4 4.2 1.7 Dec 11 499.9 3.1 0.8
ICSC Research expects same-store sales for December to rise by about 3.5 percent.
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.