NRF: Retail Index Up Last Month

March 2005
Home Textiles Today;3/7/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 26, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Retail Sector Performance Index rose 5.3 points to 55.6 in February 2005 after four straight months of declining numbers, according to the results of the February Retail Executive Opinion Survey, a monthly index by the National Retail Federation (NRF). According to the NRF, retail executives said that customer sales and traffic bounced back significantly last month, increasing the Current Demand Index by 13.8 points to 59.2. Pricing power also stabilized in February with the pricing index rising 15 points to 40. Operations, which include inventory levels and employment remained steady at 52.5.


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