US DATA: ICSC sales for Nov 10 wk: “ICSC-Goldman Sachs (ICSC-GS) chain store
sales index for the
week ending November 10 rebounded by 0.7% from the prior week as post hurricane
Sandy restocking began. The ICSC-GS consumer tracking survey found strong
grocery store customer traffic over the past week relative to recent weeks. But
still on a YOY basis, sales remained soft with a modest 1.8% pace for the latest
period, only marginally stronger than the prior week’s 1.4%.” ICSC says lower
gas prices and N’oreaster storm hurt sales.