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Retail forecasts on the rise despite sluggish sales

July 11, 2014
LANSING — Michigan retailers’ outlook rose to its most optimistic level in more than nine years in May, following sluggish sales that didn’t keep pace with April’s post-winter surge, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retail sales remain on the chilly side during early spring

May 2, 2014
LANSING — A hoped-for surge in Michigan retail sales after a long, severe winter never materialized in March, building up expectations for improvement in April, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, whose region includes most of Michigan. Read More

Storms, competition wreak havoc on retail sales in Michigan

January 31, 2014
Hurt by damaging winter storms and outdated government policies that favor out-of-state, online companies, Michigan’s retail industry suffered a poor holiday shopping season, according to the Michigan Retailers Association. Read More

State’s retail sales rebound with warmer weather

May 31, 2013
Michigan’s retail industry bounced back in April after two months of subpar performance, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retail sales suffer through chilly spring

May 3, 2013
LANSING — Michigan’s endless winter has chilled retail sales. Read More

Michigan retailers’ spring sales and forecasts slip

April 5, 2013
LANSING — Michigan retailers’ forecasts for spring sales slipped, following a drop in their February sales. Read More

Michigan retailers project growth

March 8, 2013
LANSING — Four out of five Michigan retailers expect to increase sales this year, most by mid-single digits, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Holiday shoppers started before Thanksgiving

December 8, 2012
LANSING — Michigan retailers began the traditional Thanksgiving-to-Christmas holiday shopping season with a head of steam caused by shoppers starting their gift buying early, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Expectations running high for holiday season

November 3, 2012
LANSING — Three out of four Michigan retailers expect to increase sales this holiday season, many by more than 5 percent, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retail performance improves after two-month dip

October 8, 2012

LANSING — More Michigan retailers increased sales in August, the first time in three months the overall retail industry has improved its performance, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal ReserveBank of Chicago.

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