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Chain Store Sales
Released On 9/5/2013 For Aug, 2013

Highlights
The handful of chain stores that continue to post monthly sales results hint at a bit of weakness for core August retail sales. A bit more chains report declining year-on-year sales rates in the month than in July, though again the sample is extremely small. Chains are holding to prior guidance with a couple describing August sales as consistent with trend. Core sales, that is ex-auto ex-gas, rose 0.4 percent in July after no change in June.

Definition
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
 

2013 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/32/73/74/115/96/67/118/89/510/1011/712/5
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