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Retail Sales Gain Slightly In May

June 16, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Washington— Total retail and food services sales for May increased 0.3 percent from the previous month and 4.3 percent compared with the year prior, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery store sales grew 2.2 percent year-on-year, reaching $51 billion, while total food and beverage store sales reached $57 billion, a 2.6 percent increase compared with the year prior.

Excluding motor vehicles and parts, total retail sales grew 2.2 percent, reaching $365 billion, the bureau reports.

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