Despite the US trade war with China and other countries, sales in June at US retail stores were up 4.2 per cent unadjusted year-over-year and 0.07 per cent seasonally adjusted, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has said. Sales at clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 4.6 per cent y-o-y but down 2.5 per cent monthover- month seasonally adjusted.