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Retailers remain optimistic despite summer sales dip

August 25, 2017
Michigan retailers reported a slight drop in sales activity for July compared to the previous month, but they’re optimistic the next three months will be better, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Spring surge boosts summer confidence for retailers

June 30, 2017
Michigan retailers posted their strongest performance of the year in May, pushing up sales by 12 points on the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Michigan retailers boost springs sales forecasts

April 28, 2017
Michigan retailers’ spring sales forecasts grew even stronger after their March sales rose, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

Retailers express confidence despite sluggish start

February 24, 2017
More than four of five Michigan retailers (82 percent) expect to increase 2017 sales over last year despite a slow start, according to the Michigan Retail Index, 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

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

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