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Chain Store Sales
Released On 3/6/2014 For Feb, 2014

Highlights
Chain stores reported comparatively solid sales in February despite the month's heavy weather, at least compared to the frigid cold of a weak January. Year-on-sales rates mostly improved from January's year-on-year rates which points to a monthly gain for the ex-auto ex-gas reading of the government's retail sales report which fell 0.2 percent in January. Sales in February were strongest outside the Northeast which was hit most hard by heavy weather and store closings.

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
 

2014 Release Schedule
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