Retail sales grew 2.4% in the week ended December 15, after a 2.2% increase the week before, according to the weekly retail sales report released by Johnson Redbook Tuesday.

Month-to-date, December was up 2.2% compared to December of last year (relative to a target of a 2.6% gain). Month-over-month showed a 0.2% drop (relative to a target of a 0.2% gain).

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