(From AFX Europe (Focus))
NEW YORK (AFX) - U.S. chain store sales rose 0.1 percent in the first four weeks of November compared with the previous month, according to Redbook Research's latest indicator of national retail sales released Tuesday.
The rise in the index was below the targeted 0.2 percent increase, according to the report.
The Johnson Redbook Index also showed seasonally adjusted sales in the four-week period rose 3.2 percent compared with November 2005, in line with the target.
Redbook said on an unadjusted basis, sales in the week ended Nov. 25 were up 2.9 percent from the same week in 2005, after a 3.0 percent increase the …