2018 Economic Calendar
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Redbook  
Released On 9/11/2018 8:55:00 AM For wk9/8, 2018
PriorActual
Store Sales Y/Y change6.5 %6.3 %

Highlights
Same store sales were up 6.3 percent year-on-year in the September 8 week, slowing by 0.2 percentage points from the prior week, which posted the strongest year-on-year growth in over 13 years. Month-to-date sales versus the prior month were up 0.8 percent, matching the second strongest reading of the year for this comparison, while the full month year-on-year gain widened by 1.2 percentage points to 6.3 percent, the highest level recorded this year. Redbook's same store sample sales are showing exceptional year-on-year growth in recent weeks, pointing to similar strength in ex-auto ex-gas retail sales for the period.

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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