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September 10, 2013

Chain Store Sales up.

September 10, 2013

Chain Store Sales up.

 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