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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

Get Caught Blue-Handed Day impacts local businesses

The ‘Buy Nearby’ campaign supports Michigan’s $93.7B retail industry.

October 9, 2015
Getting caught red-handed usually isn’t a whole lot of fun. Getting caught blue-handed — now that’s a different story. Read More

Despite significant slide, fall retail forecasts remain strong

September 25, 2015
Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts remain strong for fall despite a drop in August sales, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retail sales forecasts cool slightly after hot July

August 28, 2015
Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts through October slipped slightly after solid sales in July, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retailers’ sales and forecasts on the upswing

July 24, 2015
LANSING — Michigan retailers’ sales rebounded in June and expectations remained strong for the rest of summer, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retailers expect summer sales gains

June 26, 2015
LANSING — Michigan retailers’ summer sales forecasts remain strong despite a dip in sales in May, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retailers are starting to reap the benefits of buy-local campaigns

May 29, 2015
Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts remain strong for late spring and early summer, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

The green flag is out for the holiday shopping season

December 5, 2014
LANSING — Conditions are good for the official start of the holiday shopping season (regardless of whether it began on Thanksgiving or the day after): brisk weather, lower gasoline prices, reduced unemployment and optimistic retailers offering big bargains. Read More

Retailers’ holiday sales forecasts blend optimism, caution

November 7, 2014
LANSING — While Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts are a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of the Michigan Retailers Association and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More