More on Retail Sales

|By:, SA News Editor

Retail sales were higher in the U.S. than many economists forecast as clothing stores performed well in the last week of the month on heightened promotional activity.

Also pitching in was the grocery and beverage stores category (SWY, KR, DEG, IMKTA, SVU, LQSIF, BDL) which had its strongest month since October 2006 with a 2% gain.