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Retail Sales Post 5% Gain in October

NEW YORK – Retail chain-store sales in the United States posted a gain of 4.6% for the fiscal month of October on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

May Retail Sales Strong

NEW YORK – U.S. chain-store sales posted a strong gain of 4.8 percent for the fiscal month of May on a year-over-year basis, according to a tally of comparable-store sales compiled by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

April Retail Sales Sharply Rise by 6%

NEW YORK – U.S. chain-store sales posted a strong gain of 6.0 percent for the fiscal month of April on a year-over-year basis.

Warmer Weather Brings Mixed Chain Store Results

NEW YORK – Warmer weather brought mixed results as some retail segments finally warmed up as others seemingly cooled down this past week.

Chain Retail Sales Roar in Early March

NEW YORK – Retail sales roared like a lion during the past week ending March 8, 2014.

February Chain Sales End Positive

NEW YORK – Adverse weather conditions throughout the fiscal month made February a challenging environment for retail sales, but chain store sales peeped out from negative territory into positive the final week of the month as increased retailer promotions enticed some consumers to shop and spend.

Chain Stores See 3.3% Growth in 2013, Holiday Shopping Good Too

Holiday ShoppingNEW YORK – For the calendar year of 2013, chain store sales in the United States grew by 3.3%.

Frigid Temperatures Send Weekly Sales Sliding

Chicago's Lake Street the first week of January 2014
Chicago on January 2nd, 2014. Photo by Gregory Wass

NEW YORK – Frigid temperatures sent weekly sales sliding last week. 

Last Minute Shopping Gives Weekly Sales Gain

Inside a mall in the Midwest
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers waited until the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts.

Shopping Lull Sets in after Thanksgiving Sales

Holiday season sale
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – The traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping lull set in once again as consumers settled in from the highly promotional Thanksgiving shopping week.