US DATA: ICSC sales for Feb 5 wk: “Despite the continuation of
weather woes throughout the country, retailers were finally able to post
a solid sales increase this past week. As a result, for the week ending
February 5, sales increased by 2.2 percent on a weekly basis, according
to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. In addition
to the weekly sales increase, sales on a year-over-year basis rebounded
and rose by 2.5 percent.”