WASHINGTON — Apparel and accessories stores, discounters and department stores all posted modest gains in April, as sales in the overall economy rose slightly but were below expectations, the Commerce Department’s monthly retail sales report showed Tuesday.
Specialty stores posted a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent increase in sales to $21 billion last month, while department store sales were up 1.8 percent to $14.2 billion. General merchandise stores, a category that includes department stores, edged up 0.2 percent to $55.4 billion in April.
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