There were $465.9 billion in retail and food service sales in October, up 0.8% from the previous month and 4.3% from October 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Retail trade sales rose 1.0% from September and 4.3% from last year. Sales at nonstore retailers increased 1.5% from September, while increasing 12.9% year-over-year.
Sales at gasoline stations continued to climb, rising 2.2% during the month and 0.8% from a year ago.
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