- ICSC says the pace of retail sales growth will stay strong in August.
- The research firm thinks back to school spending is more back-end loaded this year and retail sales will benefit from increased consumer confidence in the economy.
- Though some big-name retailers such as Costco and Target have missed sales marks this week, there's also been some surprises from mall retailers and restaurant chains.
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ICSC: Retail sales momentum to roll on in August
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