As the COVID recovery continues, US retail sales showed good increases in March compared to last year, and consumer sentiment shows strength due in large part to progress in vaccinations, COVID relief checks, and extended unemployment benefits. Fourth-quarter sales metrics are in and show a stronger topline generally, but with a number of retail segments still struggling to rebound. BRG’s Retail team presents key retail trade and consumer data in its April retail and consumer summary.

Download the April retail and consumer summary.