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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 1/5/2017 For Dec, 2016

Highlights
The small handful of chain stores that continue to report monthly sales are reporting mostly lower sales in December. The reports also include a couple of fourth-quarter warnings on earnings. In contrast, Redbook's weekly chain-store sample posted mostly solid results through the holidays. The government's December retail sales report will be posted Friday, January 13.

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
Release For: DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
 


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