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U.S. store sales for the week ending March 29 were especially weak, but both store sales reports point out that Easter falls three weeks later this year. This creates a bit of a problem when making year over year comparisons. Despite the weak sales, both reports seems to think that today’s weakness will be absorbed by Easter sales later this month.

The ICSC-Goldman store sales index was up 0.6% year over year, compared to up 1.7% Y/Y the week prior.

The Redbook store sales index was up 2.3% year over year, compared to up 2.1% Y/Y the week prior.

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