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April 2020 US Retail Sales: Discretionary Sectors Post Huge Declines; Food Stores and Nonstore Retailers Save Total Sales from Double-Digit Fall

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Highlights from our April 2020 US Retail Sales Report:

With nonessential retail shut down for the full month of April due to the coronavirus, US retail sales nosedived in discretionary sectors, following deep declines in March. Lower levels of food stockpiling by consumers also saw growth slow in the grocery sector.

Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in April 2020.

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