Quarterly Retail Sales as a Performance Trait for Merchandise Lines

Quarterly retail sales reports from the Census Bureau help to describe performance traits of the retail marketplace. For example, restaurants, sporting goods, and home furnishings lead retail sales for the period Apr. 2014 to Apr. 2015. This is one metric that explains expansion strategies for retailers such as Dick's Sporting Goods; expansion of home furnishing lines in H&M; and the growth in chef-inspired restaurants such as Sam Fox's True Food Kitchen.

Jerry L. Hoffman

Hoffman Strategy Group LLC, 4424 Hallcliffe Road, Lincoln, NE, 68516, United States

Jerry L. Hoffman is owner of Hoffman Strategy Group LLC, a firm nationally known for strategic development, economic analysis, and market location consultancy.