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Released On 4/3/2018 8:55:00 AM For wk3/31, 2018
Store Sales Y/Y change3.6 %4.4 %

Redbook's same store sales were up 4.4 percent year-on-year in the March 31 week, accelerating by 0.8 percentage points from the prior week's pace to the strongest growth of the year. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were up 0.4 percent , the best reading in 9 months, while the full month year-on-year gain also registered the strongest growth of the year by rising 0.3 percentage points to 3.5 percent. Impressive sales gains by retailers in Redbook's same store sample point to strong ex-auto ex-gas retail sales.

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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