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Retail Sales Post 5% Gain in October

NEW YORK – Retail chain-store sales in the United States posted a gain of 4.6% for the fiscal month of October on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

May Retail Sales Strong

NEW YORK – U.S. chain-store sales posted a strong gain of 4.8 percent for the fiscal month of May on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

April Retail Sales Sharply Rise by 6%

NEW YORK – U.S. chain-store sales posted a strong gain of 6.0 percent for the fiscal month of April on a year-over-year basis.

Mother Nature Didn’t Chill Last Week’s Retail Sales

NEW YORK -- The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index rose by 0.4 percent on a week-over-week basis ending April 19.

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%.