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Holiday shopping kicks into high gear with $20B target

December 2, 2016
Holiday shoppers in Michigan this Thanksgiving weekend quickly got into the thick of what retailers expect to be a positive holiday season. Read More

Retailers predict positive holiday season

November 4, 2016
Michigan retailers are forecasting a positive holiday season, with their sales rising by an average of 2.1 percent over last year, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retailers improve their outlook for autumn

September 30, 2016
Michigan retailers’ autumn sales forecasts rose modestly following sluggish sales growth in August, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

State retailers post weakest monthly performance of the year

September 2, 2016
Michigan retailers were not immune from a national slowdown in sales during July, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of the Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retailers post sales gains for fifth consecutive month

July 29, 2016
Michigan retail sales slowed in June from their strong spring showing but remained positive for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Monthly retail sales solid for four months running

July 1, 2016
Overall Michigan retail sales remained strong in May, the fourth consecutive month of positive performance, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of the Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan’s retail sales reach their highest levels in nearly a year

May 27, 2016
Michigan retailers’ sales and forecasts both rose in April, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retailers’ sales and forecasts remain positive for spring

April 22, 2016
Michigan retailers’ sales and forecasts remained positive in March while slipping only slightly from the previous month, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Surprising February has retailers feeling more optimistic

March 25, 2016
LANSING — Michigan retailers boosted their three-month sales forecasts after posting improved sales in February, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retailers project modest sales growth for rest of this year

February 26, 2016
Despite a slow start in January, Michigan retailers are forecasting sales growth averaging 2 percent in 2016, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index survey, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More