A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing recovery from the pandemic as retail sales accelerated their rate of growth in September and marked the fourth straight month of year-over-year gains, the National Retail Federation said.
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NRF: September Marks Fourth Month Of Retail Sales Gains
NRF: July Retail Sales Up As Consumer Spending Gains
Retail sales were up 0.9% in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.