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January U.S. Chain Store Sales Continued Strong…

Retailers weathered the storms in January, both literally and figuratively. Based on ICSC’s tally of 32 retailers that reported monthly sales, aggregate industry comp-store sales rose by 4.8% in January—besting our forecast. Although retailers were impacted by storms in the Northeast and Southeast, in particular, strength across the board helped to lift overall industry sales to its strongest monthly gains since November’s 5.4% year-over-year pace and finished the extended holiday season, fiscal quarter and fiscal year on a strong footing.

Source: ICSC Research

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