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ICSC-Goldman Store Sales  
Released On 5/24/2011 7:45:00 AM For wk5/21, 2011
Store Sales - W/W change-2.0 %-1.0 %
Store Sales - Y/Y3.2 %3.1 %

The wettest comparable week in 10 years pulled weekly same-store sales down 1.0 percent in the May 21 week, according to ICSC-Goldman which also cites the negative effect of higher gasoline prices. But citing forecasts for warmer weather during the Memorial Day weekend, the report sees strength ahead for seasonal goods. Year-on-year, ICSC-Goldman's tally is very stable, at a respectable plus 3.1 percent. The report sees full month year-on-year sales trending at plus 3.0 to 3.5 percent. Redbook is up at 8:55 ET.

This weekly measure of comparable store sales at major retail chains, published by the International Council of Shopping Centers, is related to the general merchandise portion of retail sales. It accounts for roughly 10 percent of total retail sales.  Why Investors Care

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