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The good news about the sales number totally busted is that the airwaves are not chock full of talking heads trying to sugar coat the results. I do however expect a little stick save from online purchasing and of course then the heads will fall all over themselves concerning that 10% of sales being up greater than expected.
Update: US Redbook numbers.
WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following is the text of the weekly retail sales report released by Johnson Redbook Tuesday, for the month-to-date through the week-ended December 14:
The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index was up 2.9% in the second week of December following a 2.6% gain in the prior week. Month-to-date, December was up 2.8% compared to December of last year (relative to a target of a 3.8% gain). Month-over-month showed a 1.4% drop (relative to a 0.4% drop). December is a five-week month on the retail calendar, ending on January 4, 2014.
Comment: Nice stick save with that 5 week month!