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June retail sales rise 0.3%, as e-commerce gained 1.3%

July 16, 2018


June tends to be a sunny month for retail sales, and the U.S. economy barreling along on all cylinders is helping to brighten that.

“June is typically a major summer selling month, with transition to summer clearance late in the month,” Retail Metrics President Ken Perkins said in comments emailed to Retail Dive. “Back-to-school looms just around the corner in much of the South. Weather conditions were generally favorable across the country, unlike the first four-plus months of this year.”

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