The National Retail Federation calculates monthly retail sales figures that exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
November retail sales kick off holiday season with 2.1 percent growth over last year and more shopping to come
November retail sales were up 0.1 percent monthly and 2.1 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year
Retail sales in October increased 0.2 percent over September and were up 4.2 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.