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Overall July Retail, Food Store Sales Up

August 14, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Washington — Total July retail and food services sales, excluding motor vehicles and parts, increased four percent from the year prior and 0.5 percent from June 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s advance monthly estimates.

With a total of $54.3 billion, food and beverage store sales jumped 0.8 and 3.3 percent from June and July 2012, respectively. Grocery store sales went up 0.6 percent from June and 2.7 percent from the same month in the previous year, the report shows.

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