August retail sales rose by 0.2%, according to the US Commerce department. Among retailers reporting monthly comp-store sales, L Brands was up 6%, Gap was down 2.0%, Rite Aid was up 1.6%, and Costco was up 1%. See our sales reports below...Macy's will offer same-day delivery in 8 new cities, including Boston. Macy's is teaming with Deliv to offer the service beginning this month in an effort to compete with e-commerce retailers like Amazon. The company tested out same-day delivery in 8 markets last fall.