Retail sales grew 2.7% in the week ended Sept. 8, after 2.5% growth the week before, according to the weekly retail sales report released by Johnson Redbook Tuesday.

September sales rose 2.6% compared to September 2011 (relative to a target of a 2.2% gain), while sales grew 1.9% over August (relative to a target of a 1.5% gain).

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