A strong summer tourism and back-to-school sales helped Michigan retailers post strong sales in August, according to the monthly Retail Index.
Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) conducts the monthly Retail Index survey in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit branch.
Retail businesses across the state will celebrate Buy Nearby Weekend on Oct. 5-7, offering special merchandise or sales and the chance for five lucky shoppers to win $100 gift cards by posting a photo while shopping local with the #buynearbymi hashtag.
Michigan Retailers Association’s partnership with MLive.com has resulted in fun videos about the value of local retailers.
MLive’s Nick Behling visits retailers, who share their knowledge with him about products and local experiences.