ICSC: It's not all stormy weather in retail


ICSC attributes the weekly dip in retail sales to weather patterns, but a few bright spots did emerge.

Despite slow traffic patterns, categories which showed strength included wholesale clubs (WMT, COST, PSMT) and furniture stores (LZB, ETH, HVT, PIR, BBBY)

For the full month, the research group sees monthly comparable-store sales growth of between 3.0% and 3.5%. That mark reps solid sales growth for the period compared to prior forecasts, although ICSC warns the figure could change again with the weather.

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