Items Tagged with 'retail'


Warm weather helped cool retailers’ holiday sales

January 29, 2016
Heat Miser appeared to get the upper hand, as unseasonably warm weather helped push Michigan retailers’ holiday sales below forecasts. Read More

New construction addresses space shortages

‘Drumbeat of demand’ is increasing in all real estate sectors.

November 6, 2015
Grand Rapids needs more space. Read More

State retailers project robust holiday shopping season

October 30, 2015
LANSING — In its most positive forecast since 2012, Michigan’s retail industry sees a stronger holiday shopping season ahead. 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

Appropos Digital clicks for retail sales

February 27, 2013
A new sales tool could make life digitally easier for sales reps. Read More

Downtown restaurants to offer another hockey promotion

October 1, 2012
The Grand Rapids Griffins begin training camp this week, play two preseason games on the road this weekend, and open the regular season next Friday, Oct. 12, at Van Andel Arena, hosting the Milwaukee Admirals. Read More

The other shoe has dropped

October 1, 2012
After nearly 70 years downtown, Van Hoecks Shoes is closing. Greg Clarin, who has owned Van Hoecks for nearly 15 years, began his going-out-of-business sale late last week. The store at 95 Monroe Center sold quality name-brand men’s and women’s casual and dress shoes and was especially appreciated by customers who had difficulty in finding a proper fit because Van Hoecks offered a larger inventory of sizes and more personal service than national shoe chains and department stores. Read More

Retail sales and forecasts slip but remain positive

July 30, 2012
LANSING — Michigan retail sales and forecasts stalled in June but continued to show improvement 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