News Sections
Audio
Retail Sales Drop By Largest Amount On Record
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(UNDATED) - Retail sales plunged by the largest amount on record in October.

The financial crisis and slumping economy caused consumers to cut back on spending.

Some shoppers in downtown Indianapolis backed up these numbers, others were more optimistic.

Some retailers hoped the holiday shopping season would help the retail sector.

Last month there was decline in every retail sector except the restaurant and bar category.

Many economists believe the numbers will continue to fall causing the worst recession since the 1981 downturn.

Despite the grim outlook, stores were busy and consumers say shopping smart will be important this holiday season.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback