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ICSC-Goldman Store Sales  
Released On 12/18/2012 7:45:00 AM For wk12/15, 2012
Store Sales - W/W change-0.7 %4.3 %
Store Sales - Y/Y2.5 %3.5 %

Consumers may still be behind but they made a big dent in their Christmas shopping during the December 15 week. ICSC-Goldman's same-store sales index jumped a very sharp 4.3 percent in the week for a year-on-year plus 3.5 percent which is the best rate since the Black Friday week. ICSC-Goldman sees another "extremely busy" period for the ongoing December 22 week as procrastinators finish their shopping. Redbook will post its results later this morning at 8:55 a.m. 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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