22 Months Of Consecutive Growth Reported By Retailers

April retail sales, released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce, showed total retail sales (which includes non-general merchandise categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants) increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 4.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

National Retail Federation – Retailers Mark 22 Consecutive Months of Growth even as Retail Sales Soften in Aprilnrf.com

Unseasonably warm weather in February and March and an early Easter holiday shifted consumers’ spending appetite last month, though retailers in April still reported positive but modest growth. According to the National Retail…

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