Retail and food sales drop in May
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:53 PM
Retail and food services sales declined 0.2 percent from April to May, according to an advance report released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The advance report, a sampling from a full report to be released later, said sales in these areas were at $404.6 billion in May.
Although they dropped from April to May, sales were still 5.7 percent higher than May 2011.