Retail Index

Retailers report slightly better sales over May

LANSING, Mich. – June retail sales saw a measured upswing as many stores were allowed to reopen.

The June Retail Index survey came in at 53.5, a jump from May’s 30.0.

May sales still dismal but retailers optimistic for summer

LANSING, Mich. – May retail sales continued to tank with stores shut down for most of the month.

The May Retail Index survey came in at 30.0, up from April’s 10.8.

April sales drastically drop as pandemic closes Michigan stores

LANSING, Mich. – Most stores were forced to close through the entirety of April due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the results of the Michigan Retail Index reflect the expected drastic decline in numbers.

March sales nosedive as pandemic and closures hit Michigan stores

LANSING, Mich. – The pervasive business shutdown prompted by COVID-19 hit Michigan retailers hard, as reflected in the Michigan Retail Index survey released today.

The monthly survey, based on a 100-point range,

September sales slow; GM strike a question mark

LANSING, Mich. – Retail sales slowed in September coming off a strong month of sales in August.

The September Retail Index survey came in at 42.7, a decrease from September 2018’s 53.9,

August shows strong retail sales

Retail sales have had ups and downs this year, but August helped make up for the slow periods.

The August Retail Index survey came in at 60.1, a decrease from August 2018’s 73.2,

Retail Index: Summer weather in July helps Michigan sales

LANSING, Mich. – July was a much better month for Michigan retailers, as parents started back-to-school shopping and summer weather encouraged shoppers to hit the stores after a cold, rainy June.

Retailers report slower sales in June

Retailers reported another dip in sales in June 2019, but retailers across the state remain optimistic sales will be on the upswing in the upcoming months.

The monthly Retail Index survey came in at 42.1,

May sales down slightly; tariffs causing tension

LANSING – Retailers reported slightly lower sales in May 2019 and many are noting tariffs as the culprit.

The monthly Retail Index survey came in at 46.9, a drop from May 2018’s 61.4.