Retail sales grew 2.2% in the week ended March 2, after a 2.7% increase the week before, according to the weekly same-store sales report released by Johnson Redbook Tuesday.

February was up 2.6% from February 2012 (relative to a target of a 2.9% gain), while 1.3% better than January (relative to a target of a 1.6% gain).

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