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CONFIDENTIAL - F. R.

SPECIAL WEEKLY REPORT O DEPARTMENT STORE SALES—UNITED STATES S M A ^BRARy
N
U MR
Y

KXK
Yt.H-

Percentage change from a year ago
4 weeks
One week ending
ending
June 19 June 121June 5 |May 29 June 19 May

2 •)

1954

June 28, 195k

h/it.
Mont^Uft^p
(1947-49 average mow
1954
Mar.
Apr.

| Feb.

June

indexes
s a l e s = 100)
1953
Mar.
| May 1 Apr.

Feb.

GRAND TOTAL SALES 1 / 2/

+ It

+ 1

-18

+11

- 1

P 93

100

90

75

97

99

95

100

77

Furniture and bedding

+ 5

- 1

-20

+ 8

- 3

pl08

94

105

109

111

116

108

105

121

Domestic f l o o r coverings

+ l

+ 1

-18

+20

0

00
o

Department

Sales i n s e l e c t e d departments

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

70

76

72

67

85

83

82

80

Major appliances

+22

+ 1

-14

+ 1

0

P 63

62

66

54

88

72

66

72

59

Radio, phonograph, TV

+ 8

+ 6

-13

+19

+ 3

P 74

76

107

90

75

74

81

101

95

Total of it departments 1/

+ 7

- 1

-18

+ 9

- 1

p 86

79

90

86

91

93

89

92

94

ALL OTHER SALES 1 /

+ 4

+ 1

-17

+11

- 1

P 93

103

90

74

98

99

96

101

75

1/ Monthly indexes f o r t h i s category are not released p u b l i c l y ; they are shown here s o l e l y to permit comparisons with departmental changes.
2/ Figures are based on the abbreviated sample described i n note below and are presented here s o l e l y t o permit comparisons with departmental
"* changes e For weekly movements of t o t a l department s t o r e s a l e s , r e f e r t o the r e g u l a r weekly s a l e s r e p o r t H.8a (based on about 550 s t o r e s ) .
Note:—Total n a t i o n a l sample i s comprised of some 115 s t o r e s ( v a r i e s s l i g h t l y among departments) of the approximately 350 s t o r e s r e g u l a r l y
r e p o r t i n g monthly departmental f i g u r e s .




CONFIDENTIAL - F. R.

United States
Jtoston
York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

June
T T
-10

+15
+ 2
-Hi

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

+15
+50
+ k
+ k

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

—lit
o

United S t a t e s
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
.Atlanta
W-cago
S t . Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
For f o o t n o t e s , see page j.



SPECIAL WEEKLY REPORT O DEPARTMENT STORE SALES—-SUMMARY BY DISTRICTS
N
Sales i n Selected Departments
(Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago)
Furniture and bedding'
Domestic f l o o r coverings
4 wec.vS
ii weeks
One week ending
One week ending
ending
ending
191 June *12*I June 5 jMay 29 June 19 June 19|June 12|June 5 IMay 29 June 19
__T
-20"
"8"
+ 1
+ 1
—lb
+20
-11
-31
+10
-11
- T
~-2ir
-19
+ 2
-13
-20
- 2
+17
+ 2
+11
+ 2
-31
+17
- 2
-20
+5
- 7
+ 2
- 5
-12
+11
-11
-3k
-16
- 2
-17
-13
+ 6
-23
- 8
+Jil
+ 3
- 2
- 8
+11
+llt
-16

-16

+19
-17

-16

+5
-15

+19
-13

0
+ 8
+ ii
- k

-30

+20
-11
+23
- 2
-18
-16
-31
-15
+6
- 2
+ 9
-35
- 7
Radios,phonographs,television, e t c .
li weeks
One week ending
ending
June 19! June 121 June 5 1 May 29June 19
*3
+19
-13
+ 3
-27
-10
~^I5~
-12
+ 7
- 6
-20
+ 7
-57
-23
+ 4
+ k
+25
+ 6
- 9
0
+ u
-12
0
- 2

+55
+9

- 7
+10
+17
+25

+19
+36
+10
+ 9

-19
+156

+200

-22

+28

-29

0
- 7

-53

+ 8
+ 8

+5
0

- 8
-31
-23
-Ik

+67
+33
+lk
+9k
+33
+211

-35
-12

+5

+7k
+ 6

-35

0
-10
+k2
+10

June
+ 7
-12
+11
+ k
-13

+13

- 5

- k
- 9

One week ending
19|June 12 | June 5 May 29
- 1
+ 9
"=25"
-13
+16
-2k
- 5
+15
-10
-22
+ 6
-10
+ 8
-15

+16
+50
+20
- 3

+ 2
+11*
+13

- 9

- 5
+15
-21
+11

0
+31
-11
- 3

-22

+ 1

+32
+37
+12
- 6

+65
+18
-29
+10
+36
-Ik
-17
+3k
-3k
+ 6
-25
+ 3
Total of k departments

+20
+20
+11
+21
+102

-33
+32
-18
+ h

- 5

+ 2
+32
- 1
-15
+11

+ k
+ 5
- 3

U weeks
ending
June 19
- 1
-10
- 2
- 6
- 8

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

June

+22

-12
+ 9
+12
+ 8

+15

+66
+7k
+ 8
+11

+lit
-29
- 1

June
+

+ 2

+ k
+ 1
0

Page 2
Major household appliances
li; weeks
One week ending
ending
191June 121June 5 IMay 29 June 19
+ "
1
+ 1
0
lk
"
"=25"
-10
- 3
-21
- 1
+ 7
- 3
-26
-2k
-13
- 5
0
-22
- 8
-17
- L
+66
+32
-27

+17
- 6
+15
-Ik

+ 6
+16
+ 7
-10

+ 7
+ 9
+ 3

+ it
+13
0

-22

+2k
+52
-36
+ 8

- 2
+13

+ 7
+ 1

+5

-30
-19
-27

-22

-

- k

+ 2

2

+ 8

-25
+10
-k3

+16
+19
+23
-25

- 8
+ 3
+ 9
+32
+ 6
- 2
+16
+63
-23
-50
-17
-30
-10
- 1
-23
+k3
Grand Total—entire s t o r e 2/
weeks
One week ending
ending
19|June 12[June 5[May 29 June 19
=18"
+ 1
- 1
+11
- 1
-12
+13
- 5
+18
+ 1
r- 3
-13
-20
- 6
+ k
- 5
-27
+ 7
- 3
- 7

-li
+17
-16
-17

+10

+22

+11
-23
-36

-

2

+ 3
- 3
0

h
+ 3

-22

-16

-2k
-27
- 7

+20
-10

+16

- 5

+21

+28
-13
+18

+5
o
+ 3

- 5
+ l
0
- 6

-

2


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