Retail Index

MRA reports November sales down from October, retailers hopeful for a boost from last-minute holiday shopping

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported a decrease in November sales over October, but remain optimistic as shoppers use the final days before Christmas to buy holiday gifts.

The November Retail Index survey came in at 46.3,

MRA reports October sales down from September, retailers optimistic about holidays

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported that although overall sales decreased in October from September, retailers are optimistic as they head into the holiday shopping season.

The October Retail Index survey came in at 52.4,

With September sales up, retailers optimistic for holiday season

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported a large upswing in September sales over August.

The September Retail Index survey came in at 63.7, an increase from August’s 48.1.

Retailers report roller-coaster sales during back-to-school shopping

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers reported a small month-over-month drop in August sales after a successful July.

The August Retail Index survey came in at 48.1, a decrease from July’s 60.0.

Retailers report back-to-back monthly increases in sales

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan retailers saw another month of increased sales as stores’ doors remain open, but with certain restrictions in place, such as half capacity seating limits and face mask orders.

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,