RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse July 2017

U.S. brick-and-mortar stores including small businesses are showing signs of life again. In the retail month of July 2017, in-store analytics company RetailNext found stores’ traffic decline was the lowest since January 2016. Sales also experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline, which is a positive sign for the retail industry as a whole.

RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse July 2017

According to RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse report for July 2017, traffic decline in the month was only 5.5 percent, the lowest in a year and a half. The monthly benchmark report also found sales experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline of just 5.3 percent in July, buoyed in part by a 0.5 percent uptick in…