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ICSC-Goldman Store Sales  
Released On 9/25/2012 7:45:00 AM For wk9/22, 2012
Store Sales - W/W change-2.5 %0.6 %
Store Sales - Y/Y2.1 %2.9 %

Colder weather drove sales for Fall merchandise and helped lift ICSC-Goldman's same-store sales index by 0.6 percent in the September 22 week. Though the year-on-year rate rose by eight tenths to 2.9 percent, the rate has been trending lower after hitting a peak of 3.7 percent in the September 1 week.

ICSC-Goldman notes that gasoline prices are, after nearly three months of uninterrupted gains, now moving lower which could help discretionary spending as the holiday season begins. At 8:55 a.m. ET later this morning, Econoday will post results from Redbook whose trend has been rising steadily off a deep low in late July.

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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