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Michigan retailers upbeat

March 28, 2011

Most Michigan retailers (62 percent) are optimistic about spring sales, following six consecutive months of sales gains over last year. That’s according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, conducted by Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Most Michigan retailers expect 2011 sales growth

February 28, 2011

More than three of every four Michigan retailers (76 percent) expect their 2011 sales to grow, with the largest group projecting gains of less than 5 percent, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey conducted by Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Table set for better holiday shopping season this month

December 6, 2010

Heading into Black Friday’s “official” start of holiday shopping, the table was set for a better season.

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Michigan retailers bullish on holidays

October 30, 2010

Most Michigan retailers — 58 percent — expect better sales this holiday season, and their overall projections are the best since 2004.

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Michigan retailers cautious about autumn sales

September 26, 2010

More Michigan retailers saw improved sales during August, but they also became more cautious about the next three months.

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Michigan retailers split on how year is shaping up

August 2, 2010

How is 2010 shaping up for Michigan retailers a little more than halfway through the year? Is it better, worse or about the same as they expected?

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Retail sales momentum stalls

June 28, 2010

Rebounding retail sales hit a snag in May as Michigan’s retail industry posted sharply lower numbers, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Positive performance for Michigan retailers

May 3, 2010

Michigan retailers’ sales and forecasts remained comparatively strong in March, far ahead of last winter’s weak numbers but off from February, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Sales surge for Michigan retailers

March 29, 2010

Michigan retailers’ sales and forecasts rose in February, surging past last winter’s weak numbers, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Michigan retailers off to better start in 2010

March 8, 2010

LANSING — Michigan retailers began 2010 with an upswing in sales and confidence, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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