RetailNext released its monthly Retail Performance Pulse today, and the numbers were once again a mixed bag of results for brick-and-mortar retailers in the United States. Store traffic declined 8.1 percent, but that monthly year-over-year decrease was the lowest since January 2015. Conversion, on the other hand, had its trend of monthly increases stalled, declining 0.1 percent and contributing to sales dropping 8.7 percent.
The best week of the month was the first week, and it offered up proof that retail had a very strong Labor Day weekend. But, as the month wore on, seasonally warm weather seemed to derail purchases of fall fashions. Then, of course, the southeast was wracked with hurricane-related weather that stymied an important retail weekend.
Be sure to download the Retail Performance Pulse for the complete report on September brick-and-mortar results.
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