By the Numbers

Same Store Sales - Best and Worst

Monthly chain store sales came out this morning with an average decline of 4.9%, which was better than expected.  Chain stores represent ~10% of retail sales.  As consumer spending represents over two thirds of the US economy, investors look to these numbers as a gauge of economic activity.  According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, here are the best and worst for the month of June.

Same Store Sales - June
Avg drop: -4.9%
Best subgroup: Drugs +2.2%
Worst subgroup: Teen Apparel -13.5%

5 Best and 5 Worst Performers

Biggest Positive and Negative Surprises

Source: Thomson Reuters

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