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Redbook  
Released On 11/28/2017 8:55:00 AM For wk11/25, 2017
PriorActual
Store Sales Y/Y change4.1 %4.8 %

Highlights
Same store sales were up 4.8 percent year-on-year in the November 25 week, an 0.7 percentage point acceleration from the prior week's pace that takes the weekly reading to its highest level since the December 30, 2014. Month-to-date sales versus October were still down, but the loss narrowed by 0.5 percentage points to 0.2 percent, while full month year-on-year sales were up 3.5 percent, up 0.5 percentage points and back up to the pace seen at the end of October. The strong sales pickup reported by retailers in Redbook's same-store sample during the last two weeks ends a streak of weaker readings retreating from the strongest year-on-year sales comparisons in over 2 years reported in mid-September and exceeds those highs, putting in the strongest reading in 3 years. The week's report points to robust strength in ex-auto ex-gas retail sales.

Definition
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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