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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 8/31/2017 For Aug, 2017

Highlights
Chain stores are reporting higher sales rates in August vs July in what is a positive indication for the ex-auto ex-gas reading of the monthly retail sales report. This reading had been mixed this year before posting a sharp 0.5 percent increase in July.

Definition
Monthly sales volumes from individual department, discount, apparel, and drugstore chains are usually reported on the first Thursday of each month. Chain store sales correspond with roughly 10 percent of retail sales. Chain store sales are an indicator of retail sales and consumer spending trends. There is no official composite number for each month's sales, merely sales figures for individual chains. Also, which chains release monthly numbers varies over time as corporate policies sometimes change in regard to providing monthly numbers to the public in addition to quarterly data.  Why Investors Care
 

2017 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/52/23/24/65/46/17/58/38/3110/511/2
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