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Released On 3/25/2014 8:55:00 AM For wk3/22, 2014
Store Sales Y/Y change2.8 %3.1 %

Warmer weather helped give store sales a lift according to Redbook whose year-on-year same-store sales tally is up 3.1 percent, 3 tenths higher than the prior week and the strongest rate since mid-February. Despite the gain, however, Redbook sees substantial weakness for March as a whole, the result of this year's late Easter which will push sales 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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