State's retail sales rebound with warmer weather

Strauss, William
June 2013
Grand Rapids Business Journal;6/3/2013, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p14
The article reports a hike in sales of Michigan Retail industry for April 2013, due to onset of spring as reported by the Michigan Retail Index (MRI), a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; MRI also notes an increase for the coming months.


Related Articles

  • Storms, competition wreak havoc on retail sales in Michigan. Strauss, William // Grand Rapids Business Journal;2/3/2014, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p26 

    The article reports that Michigan's retail industry posted only 0.1% average increase during the 2013 holiday season due to arctic air, snow, and ice storms, based on the Michigan Retail Index, joint project of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Retailers are starting to reap the benefits of buy-local campaigns. Strauss, William // Grand Rapids Business Journal;6/1/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 22, p18 

    The article offers information on the Michigan Retail Index joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Michigan Retailers Association on the forecast of the sales of retailers in the state in 2015 which maintains strong in early summer and late spring.

  • Michigan retailers' sales and forecasts on upswing. Strauss, William // Grand Rapids Business Journal;7/27/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 30, p18 

    The article focuses on the increased expectation of the sales rebound among retailers as reported by the joint project of the Federal Bank Reserve of Chicago and Michigan Retailers Association which is the Michigan Retail Index. A chart is also presented which shows data on stock activity in...

  • Retail sales and forecasts improve, but still cool. Strauss, William // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/7/2014, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p14 

    The article reports on the trends in the retail sales and forecasts in Michigan as of April 7, 2014, wherein, retail business and sales and short-term forecasts improved but still have to make up for the loses due to extreme winter, according to Michigan Retail Index. James P. Hallan of the...

  • Retail holiday sales gaining, but not enough for cheering. Moin, David; D'Innocenzio, Anne // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;12/16/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 114, p2 

    Reports on gains in retail sales in the United States in preparation for the Christmas 1997 season. Increase in markdowns; Compensation for disappointing returns in the previous weeks; Expectations for the last remaining ten days before Christmas.

  • Luxe items lead way, but shoppers still waiting to cut loose. Edelson, Sharon; Tosh, Mark // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;12/5/1995, Vol. 170 Issue 104, p1 

    Reports on key trends checking out of American retail stores for the 1995 holiday season. Strong sales of luxury and status-oriented items; Hopes that business will rally during the last days of the season; Factors contributing to a dry business season; Performance of selected retail chains.

  • Apparel execs wary of holiday. D'Innocenzio, Anne // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;11/5/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 87, p14 

    Presents the opinions and forecasts of fashion executives on retail sales for the 1997 Christmas season. Impact of the unsteady stock market on costumer confidence and sales; Forecasts of flat sales.

  • Holiday season iffy for retailers.  // Textile World;Jan96, Vol. 146 Issue 1, p15 

    Examines the performance of retail sales for the holiday season of 1995. Factors contributing to weak sales; Volume drops according to regions in the United States.

  • No time for Scrooge.  // U.S. News & World Report;12/4/95, Vol. 119 Issue 22, p15 

    Offers data on holiday spending in the United States. Most generous regions; Ages; Income.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics