There were $474.0 billion in retail and food service sales in February, up 0.1% from the previous month and 5.7% from February 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Retail trade sales increased 0.1% from January and are up 5.9% from last year. Sales at nonstore retailers increased 1.2% from January, while increasing 13.0% year-over-year.
Sales at gasoline stations declined 0.6% during the month, but are up 19.6% from a year ago.
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