U.S. chain stores sales rose in the first retail week of November, boosted by strong sales of winter clothing, home furnishings, jewelry and electronics goods, a report said on Tuesday.
Sales gained 0.9% in the week ended Nov. 9 compared with the same period last month, Instinet Research said in its weekly Redbook report.
“Retailers reported an upswing in sales across a wide range of cool-weather apparel categories,” the report said. “Home furnishings, jewelry and electronics did well as special promotions drew in customers.”
The Redbook Average is compiled from a sample of general merchandise retailers representing about 9,000 stores. Same-store sales measure revenue at stores open at least a year.
The index is released weekly by Instinet Research, a division of Instinet, a Reuters-owned electronic brokerage.