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Released On 6/19/2018 8:55:00 AM For wk6/16, 2018
Store Sales Y/Y change4.3 %4.7 %

Same store sales were up 4.7 percent year-on-year in the June 16 week, accelerating by 0.4 percentage points from the prior week to post the second strongest growth pace of the year. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were unchanged while the full month year-on-year gain rose by 0.2 percentage points to 4.5 percent, the strongest reading since the May 12 week high for the year. Four consecutive weeks of 4 percent plus year-on-year sales gains reported by 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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