After a long period of unease and concern, Michigan consumers have a more positive outlook on the economy and their household finances, according to Deloitte’s 27th annual survey of spending intentions and trends.
Customer satisfaction with vehicle purchases has hit an all time high, tying a mark set back in 2009.
The Michigan Retail Index showed sales in November pushed the Index up for the fifth straight month — to its highest point of the year.
“Early back-to-school sales,” hot weather and falling gas prices in July led to slow, steady growth in Michigan retail sales.
A group of local business and civic organizations in Pontiac are holding a celebration to welcome nearly 60 new businesses which have opened this year.
With the statewide average near $4 a gallon for gasoline, concern is rising in tourism and retail on how the higher costs will affect their industries this summer.
A New Jersey-based clothing factory may be planning to bring life back to an empty department store building in Detroit.
Shopping done? Procrastinators are at stores, grabbing discounted clothing and can’t-go-wrong gift cards.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items – with no minimum purchase requirement.
The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending.