2012 Economic Calendar
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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 7/5/2012 For Jun, 2012

A run of chain stores are trimming their guidance lower following what for most was a disappointing June, a month held down by severe weather and what chains are saying is a cautious consumer. The majority are reporting lower rates of year-on-year growth than in May which points to the risk for a third straight decline in the government's ex-auto ex-gas category.

Monthly sales volumes from individual department, discount, apparel, and drugstore chains are usually reported on the first Thursday of each month. Chain store sales correspond with roughly 10 percent of retail sales. Chain store sales are an indicator of retail sales and consumer spending trends. There is no official composite number for each month's sales, merely sales figures for individual chains. Also, which chains release monthly numbers varies over time as corporate policies sometimes change in regard to providing monthly numbers to the public in addition to quarterly data.  Why Investors Care

2012 Release Schedule
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