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CONFIDENTIAL - F. R

SPECIAL VJEEKLY REPORT ON DEPART 1®NT STORE SALES—UNITED STATES SUMMARY

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Sales in selected departments

May 10, 19$k

4 R y
Department

Percentage change from a year ago
Weekly unadjusted indexes
unadjusted indexes
(19hyty^ &verage?&4rith.ly sales = 100)
h wks, (19k7-k9 av.wkly. sales=100)
One week ending
ending
T35ZT
19FT
May 1 |Apr.2^|Apr.17 Apr.10 May 1
Apr. Mar. [Feb.
May 1 |Apr.2h|Apr.17|Apr.10 Apr. | Mar. |Feb."

GRAND TOTAL SALES 1/2/

- 1

- 2

+lb

+19

+ 7

102

96

110

108

elOO

p 90

75

80

Furniture & bedding

- 1

- 9

-38

- 2

-13

129

rll6

r 81

106

e 99

plOlt

109

Domestic fl. cov'gs

- 6

-lit

-36

- k

-16

93

r 85

r 60

83

e 73

P 77

Major appliances

+10

-11

-28

- 2

- 9

86

69

52

63

e 63

Radio,phonograph, TV

- 3

-13

-17

+18

- 5

87

81*

78

101

e 81

Total of ]| depts. l/

- 1

-11

-3h

0

-12

105

9h

69

90

ALL OTHER SALES 1/

- 1

- 1

+21

+22

+10

102

97

115

110

(To

Jan.

99

95

100

77

81

110

116

108

105

121

120

72

75

85

83

82

80

88

p 65

5k

59

72

66

72

59

6h

P107

90

101

7h

81

101

95

115

e 83 p 90

86

89

93

89

92

91;

99

el02 p 90

7k

79

99

96

101

75

83

p--Preliminary.
r—Revised.
e—Estimated from weekly sales figures.
1/ Monthly indexes for this category are not released publicly; they are shown here solely to permit comparisons with departmental changes.
2j Figures are based on the abbreviated sample described in note below and are presented here solely to permit comparisons with departmental
changes. For weekly movements of total department store sales, refer to the regular weekly sales report H.8a (based on about 550 stores).
|Note:—Total national sample is comprised of some 115 stores (varies slightly among departments) of the approximately 350 stores regularly
reporting monthly departmental figures.




CONFIDENTIAL - F. R.

United States
JJoston
pew York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St, Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

United States
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
^|tlanta
Hhicago
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
For footnotes, see page 1.




SPECIAL WEEKLY REPORT ON DEPARTMENT STORE SALES—SUMMARY BY DISTRICTS
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
Sales in Selected Departments
(Percentage change from corresponding: period a vear ago)
Page 2
Furniture and bedding
Major household appliances
Domestic floor coverings
i weeks
t
I weeks
*
i weeks
t
One week ending
One week ending
One week ending
ending
ending
ending
May 1 Apr.24 Apr.17 Apr.10 May 1
May 1 Apr.2k Apr. 17|Apr.10 May 1
May 1 Apr.2k1Apr.17 |Apr.10 Kay 1
- 1
- 2
- 6
-38
- 9
-13
+10
-28
-16
- 2
-36
-11
-14
- 9
- k
-11
-15
-25
-28
-11*
- 6
- 9
-15
-16
-13
-23
-17
-32
-39
- 5
+ 1
*
+18
-1k
-1*5
-11
-28
-lit
-23
+ 2
+51
+17
-13
-15
- 5
- 7
+ 3
-13
- 1
-38
-12
+ 1
-11
-21*
+25
-11
-12
-19
-25
-51*
-39
-10
-36
-13
- 9
-11
-10
-26
-21
-17
-22
-21
-23
-32
-1*5
-25
- 6
+ 6
+ 3
+15

-27
+10

+ k

-16

-51
-32
-31
-29

r- 2
- 2
-12
+ 3

-21*
- 3
-10
- 8

+11*
+ 5
- 8
-20

-23

+kh

-17
+ 2

r-ltO
-67
-29
—56

- 3
+3lt
- 9
+1*3

-16
+ 1
*
0
-36
-22
-28
-62
-35
- 3
+13
-1*2
0
-19
-15
- 7
-1*5
-17
-a
-12
+31
-61*
+11
-21
-10
-30
-67
-33
- 8
-12
-29
-lit
-20
+ 1
-21
- 7
- 5
Radios,phonographs,televis ion,etc.
Total of U departments
1 weeks
*
One week ending
One week ending
ending
May 1 |Apr.2k|Apr.17 j Apr.10
May 1 May 1 Apr,2UlApr.l7|Apr.10
+18
-13
- 1
- 3
0
-11
-17
- 5
-3k
—19
•+61
-11
-23
+ 1
-20
- 1
- 7
-27
-18
-31*
+1*8
-36
-23
- 1
*
+22
-17
-39
+11
-10
+21
-32
+ 6
-1*1
-35
-13
- 5
-28
-32
-12
-23
-17
-15
-17
-31*
-17
+12
0
+12
+25

- 2
-13
+11
+25

r+10
-16
-11
+ 8

r+12
- 2
+12
+70

+ 8

+21
+120
-21*
+ 1
*

0
+ 1
*

-1*2
-10
-38
-20

-11
+25
- 3
+32

-lk

-3h

- 5

- 8

+ 6

+30

+21
-27
+ 2

+5

-15
-13
-15
-13

+19
-16
+ 5
- 9

- 5

-25

-35
- 8

+ 3
- 5
-12
+ 9

+13
+ 1
- 5

- 2

+80
+ 2
-31
-13
- 3
-12
+36
+25
+1*3
+59
- 1
—5>2
-lit
-1*1
-31
+16
- 2
+ 3
+ 7
- 9
Grand Total—entire store </
i weeks
t
U weeks
One week ending
ending
ending
May 1
May 1 |Apr.21*|Apr.l7[Apr.10 May 1
—
+19
+11*
-12
- 1
2
+ 7
8
+12
+21*
+32
+ 2
-15
+10
+27
-12
- 2 r- 6
+ 7
—
+20
- 1
*
+ 1
+ 3
-13
5
6
+ 6
-20
+19
+17
- 5 —
-29
-28
-38
-10

+5

-37
-1*0
-29
-29

+ 1
+ 3
- 8
+21

-13
- 5

+ 6

-17
+ 1
*
+ 1
- 6

+20
+25
-18
- 6

-17
-15
-15
- 5

-**
11
-22
-56
-23

-17
+ 2
- 2
+ 2

-17
- 1
*

+13

+30
+1*9
+17
+ 3

- 8

- k

-28
- 8

- 1
*
+ 1
*
0

+5

r- 6
r+ 8
+ 5
0

r+ 7
+27
+13
+15

r+2lt
+22
+11
+28

+ 5
+15
+ 7
+11

+11*
- 1
*
- 1
*
- 2

+ 1
—
8
0
- 3

0
+18
- 3
+23

+ 6
+22
+19
+12

+ 5

+ 6

+ 2
+ 7


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