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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 11/2/2017 For Oct, 2017

Highlights
Chain stores are reporting improved sales rates in October compared to September which points at extended strength for core readings in the retail sales report. Ex-auto ex-gas retail sales rose 0.5 percent in September with control group sales (which exclude food services, autos, gas and building materials) rose 0.4 percent.

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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