Economy Watch Weekly: January’s Winning, Losing Retail Categories

Total retail sales dropped a bit for the month, with certain retail categories faring better than others. Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the latest, for the week ending Feb. 16, 2018.

CPERadioTotal U.S. retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in January, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline was mostly attributed to a dip in auto and auto parts sales, but how did other retail categories fare for the month? Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the latest retail sales report, for the week ending Feb. 16, 2018.