The pre-holiday blitz is over. ICSC published the data for same-store sales through Dec. 29 (pdf). During the last week, sales were up 2.3 percent over the same period last year--a bit weaker than the prior week's figure. Overall, sales look to be in-line with ICSC's projection for a 2.5 percent gain in same-store sales during the holiday shopping season.
Through Dec. 29, the weekly year-over-year figures look like this: