2017 Economic Calendar
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Redbook  
Released On 12/27/2017 8:55:00 AM For wk12/23, 2017
PriorActual
Store Sales Y/Y change4.4 %5.7 %

Highlights
Same store sales were up 5.7 percent year-on-year in the December 23 week, surging by 1.3 percentage points from the prior week to post the strongest year-on-year gain since July 2014. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month moved into positive territory for the first time in 12 weeks with an increase of 0.1 percent, while the gain in full month year-on-year sales rose 0.5 percentage points to 4.1 percent, matching the highest level since September 30. The strong and accelerating sales reported by retailers in Redbook's same-store sample during the course of the key Christmas sales season point to notable strength in ex-auto ex-gas retail sales for December.

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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