Retail sales rose 2.3% in the week ended Jan. 22, as cold, snowy weather and a long weekend helped winter merchandise sales, according to the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index, which was released Tuesday.

The report was named “Some retailers said consumers are back in a penny-pinching mood” and that title seemed borne out by the ICSC-Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot released Tuesday. It said chain store sales declined 1.2% in the week.

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