Series Is Presented Here As Four Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1919-1934 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1929-1943 (3)--Original Data, 1935-1951 (4)--Original Data, 1951-1956. This Index Represents A Revision The Survey'S Seasonally Adjusted Index Of Variety Store Sales (1929-1931=100) Covering The Period 1929-May 1940 (Description In Scb, March 1934, Pp. 17 Ff.), Which Superseded The Original Index (1923-1925=100) By The Federal Reserve Board Through March 1930, And By Scb Through March 1934. This Index Was Discontinued After November 1943 And Superseded By A Combined Index Of Total Chain Store And Mail-Order Sales, 1935-1939=100 (See Scb Of February 1944, Pp. 12-20). Source: Survey Of Current Business, August 1940, P. 10; 1942 Supplement; Monthly Issues
This NBER data series m06004b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 6 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter06.html.
NBER Indicator: m06004b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Sales By Five and Ten Cent Variety Store Chains for United States [M0604BUSM343SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0604BUSM343SNBR/, July 8, 2015.