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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 8/3/2017 For Jul, 2017

Highlights
Chain stores are reporting mixed sales rates in July compared to June in what is a flat indication for the July retail sales report. The results are similar to Tuesday's unit vehicle sales which inched marginally higher in July in an uncertain indication for the vehicle component of the retail sales report. Retail sales have been flat all year, posting declines of 0.2 and 0.1 percent in June and May.

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
 

2017 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/52/23/24/65/46/17/58/38/3110/511/2
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