ICSC-Goldman Store Sales (week ended 9/7/2013)
– Store Sales Week/Week +1.5%. Previous was -0.6%
– Store Sales Year/Year +2.3%. Previous was +1.8%.
Redbook (week ended 9/7/2013)
– Store Sales Year/Year +4.6%. Previous was +4.7%.
Consumer Metrics Absolute Demand Index
This is a near real time index of online discretionary spending which tends to lead the chain store reports. So far this week it is lower.
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (August 2013)
– Index level 94.0. Previous was 94.1