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Released On 3/18/2014 8:55:00 AM For wk3/15, 2014
Store Sales Y/Y change2.5 %2.8 %

Store sales are soft so far this month based not only on ICSC-Goldman, which was released earlier this morning, but also on Redbook whose same-store year-on-year tally, at plus 2.8 percent in the March 15 week, is trending slightly lower than the month-ago comparison. Redbook also offers a month-to-month comparison which is down 0.5 percent. Note that this year's Easter, which falls three weeks later than last year, is shifting sales out of March and into April.

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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