The latest RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse, providing an overview of brick-and-mortar store performance for the retail month of May 2017 (April 30 through May 27 on the industry’s standard 4-5-4 calendar), has been published and is available for download.
May 2017 again saw sales and traffic decrease as measured year-over-year, but was generally improved over April, and very much improved over the previous months of 2017. Sales fell 5.5 percent, the smallest decline recorded over the past six months, and store traffic slipped 6.1 percent from a year previous.
Average transaction value (ATV) continued its three-month trend of increase by jumping up 1.6 percent, while shopper yield broke free from its two-month slump and rose 0.6 percent. Conversion remained flat overall.
Predictably, Mother’s Day drove store performance for May 2017, with Saturday, May 13 leading the way in sales, traffic and transactions.
For a full reporting of physical store performance for the month of May 2017, please download your copy of the Retail Performance Pulse today.