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Chain Store Sales
Released On 10/10/2013 For Sep, 2013

Highlights
Flat is the September sales indication from chain stores where year-on-year rates show no significant change from August. But the reports are not downbeat with comments pointing to confidence, especially on the income side, and with special strength being reported in pharmacy sales. Today's reports point to little change for the ex-auto ex-gas category of the retail sales report which inched up 0.1 percent in August.

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
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