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Redbook  
Released On 3/20/2018 8:55:00 AM For wk3/17, 2018
PriorActual
Store Sales Y/Y change2.9 %3.2 %

Highlights
Same store sales were up 3.2 percent year-on-year in the March 17 week, accelerating by 0.3 percentage points from the prior week's growth pace. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were still negative but the decline shrank by 0.2 percentage points to just 0.1 percent, while the full month year-on-year gain picked up by a tick from the prior to week to 3.0 percent. With year-on-year growth steadying at around or slightly above 3.0 percent for most of the first quarter, Redbook's same store sample continues to point to moderately strong and steady ex-auto ex-gas retail sales.

Definition
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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