Retail and Food Sales at $401.4 Billion in January

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US retail sales were at $401.4 billion in January, a  $1.5 billion increase. Sales are $68.7 billion above the recession trough reached in March 2009. Retail sales have been above pre-recession levels for a full year now, indicating that the retail and food service sector has recovered substantially since 2008.

-From the St. Louis Federal Reserve

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