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Released On 8/28/2018 8:55:00 AM For wk8/25, 2018
Store Sales Y/Y change4.7 %5.1 %

Same store sales were up 5.1 percent year-on-year in the August 25 week, accelerating by 0.4 percentage points to the third fastest growth pace of the year. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were up 0.4 percent, while the full month year-on-year gain widened by 0.2 percentage points to 4.8 percent, the second strongest reading for this comparison this year. Redbook's same store sales point to continued robust strength in 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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