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Chain Store Sales  
Released On 9/4/2014 For Aug, 2014

Chain stores are reporting mostly rising rates of year-on-year sales growth in August compared to July. Back-to-school sales are being described as solid and are led by apparel. Today's reports point to strength for the government's ex-auto ex-gas reading of the monthly retail sales report, especially against an easy comparison in July when sales for this reading rose only 0.1 percent.

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

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