Articles tagged with: consumer spending
ROGERS — Consumers opened their wallets in June more than last summer, when the recession still had a stranglehold on the nation, and retail spending was the best it’s been in four years.
Little Rock-based Dillards Inc. reported Thursday morning retail sales of $506.5 million for the five weeks ended July 3. That’s up 1.87 percent from the $497.17 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 4, 2009.
Comparable store sales, at Dillard’s department stores open for at least one year, increased 2 percent. Analysts surveyed by Thomson …