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Released On 7/5/2017 8:55:00 AM For wk7/1, 2017
Store Sales Y/Y change2.2 %2.7 %

Same store sales were up 2.7 percent year-on-year in the July 1 week, picking up the pace by 0.5 percentage points from the previous week to a tick below the strongest growth since January 2016 posted two weeks ago. Month-to-date same store sales versus the prior month also strengthened and were up 0.7 percent, an 0.1 percentage point improvement from the prior week. Full month year-on-year same store sales were up 2.5 percent, back up to the strongest pace in at least year also seen in the June 3 and June 17 weeks. The week's survey results put a strong finish on a very good month for retailers in Redbook's sample, who are reporting the best sales performance comparisons in 17 months after faltering sales in May, and suggest strong ex-auto less gas retail sales for the month.

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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