ICSC/Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Up 0.3% In May 9 Week

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index rose 0.3% in the week ended Saturday, May 9, from its level a week before on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis.

On a year-on-year basis, retailers saw sales rise 0.5% in the latest week.

 Week Ending  Index 1977=100 Yr/Yr Change  Weekly Change  9-May-09     492.7           0.5%             0.3% 2-May-09     491.3           -0.8%            0.7% 25-Apr-09    488.0           -1.7%            -0.7% 18-Apr-09    491.3           -0.1%            -0.4%  

-By Kerry E. Grace, Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5089; kerry.grace@dowjones.com

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May 12, 2009 07:52 ET (11:52 GMT)

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