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Warmer Weather Brings Mixed Chain Store Results

NEW YORK – Warmer weather brought mixed results as some retail segments finally warmed up as others seemingly cooled down this past week.

March Ends on Weekly Sales Rebound

NEW YORK – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) Weekly Chain Store Sales Index rose by a sharp 3.6% on a week-over-week basis ending March 29.

Chain Retail Sales Roar in Early March

NEW YORK – Retail sales roared like a lion during the past week ending March 8, 2014.

February Chain Sales End Positive

NEW YORK – Adverse weather conditions throughout the fiscal month made February a challenging environment for retail sales, but chain store sales peeped out from negative territory into positive the final week of the month as increased retailer promotions enticed some consumers to shop and spend.

Despite Temperature Rise Weekly Retail Sales Slip

Jogger in Manhatten by photographer Thomas Hawk, Creative Commons
Manhattan jogger by Thomas Hawk

NEW YORK – Across the nation the average air temperature rose this past week giving consumers a taste of spring. However, despite this sales incentive consumer seemed to be more in favor of getting rid of their cabin fever by spending time outdoors rather than shopping this past week.

Chain Stores See 3.3% Growth in 2013, Holiday Shopping Good Too

Holiday ShoppingNEW YORK – For the calendar year of 2013, chain store sales in the United States grew by 3.3%.

Frigid Temperatures Send Weekly Sales Sliding

Chicago's Lake Street the first week of January 2014
Chicago on January 2nd, 2014. Photo by Gregory Wass

NEW YORK – Frigid temperatures sent weekly sales sliding last week. 

Last Minute Shopping Gives Weekly Sales Gain

Inside a mall in the Midwest
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers waited until the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts.

Shopping Lull Sets in after Thanksgiving Sales

Holiday season sale
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – The traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping lull set in once again as consumers settled in from the highly promotional Thanksgiving shopping week.

Holiday Shopping Kicks Off with Soft Start

NEW YORK – The 2013 holiday shopping season kicked off last week as some retailers this year opened on Thanksgiving to try to get a day more to this year's shorter shopping season of 26 days.