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Released On 12/24/2013 8:55:00 AM For wk12/21, 2013
Store Sales Y/Y change2.9 %3.9 %

Like ICSC-Goldman earlier this morning, Redbook reports a surge in shopping in the December 21 week. The week's year-on-year pace of plus 3.9 percent is the best of the month though the trend so far for the month, like the trend in ICSC-Goldman, is no better than flat compared to November. Shoppers are picking up the pace going into Christmas, but indications so far is that growth in holiday shopping has been no more than moderate at best.

A weekly measure of comparable store sales at chain stores, discounters, and department stores. Redbook tracks week-to-week change, month-to-date change, and year-on-year change with the latter the most closely watched reading. The report offers early indications on ex-auto ex-gas retail sales.  Why Investors Care

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