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ICSC-Goldman Store Sales  
Released On 7/16/2013 7:45:00 AM For wk7/13, 2013
Store Sales - W/W change3.0 %-1.1 %
Store Sales - Y/Y2.9 %1.7 %

Sales, after surging during the July 4 holiday week, fell way back in the latest week for ICSC-Goldman's sample which reports a 1.1 percent week-to-week decline in the same-store sales for the July 13 week. The year-on-year rate of plus 1.7 percent is down more than 1 percentage point from the prior week for one of the lowest readings of the year.

The report cites the week's cooler weather as a negative, which held down demand for seasonal goods, and also high gasoline prices which cut into spending on other goods. For July as a whole, the report sees in trend growth, at a year-on-year plus 3 to 3.5 percent.

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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