Polling Indicates An Unexpected Leap In Consumer Spending

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

February 2017

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 112.7, an all-time high.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index increased to 107.5.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index remained relatively flat at 104.2.

Reflecting the results of our January polling data, the Chain Store Guide Spending Monitor jumped dramatically this month, indicating strong consumer confidence in the economy and a positive outlook for future spending. With the New Year and a new administration taking office, more Americans are feeling confident about the state of their current and future personal finances. The CSG Restaurant Spending Index also increased significantly, providing some hope for the foodservice industry that has seen tepid recent results and downbeat forecasts for the year to come, particularly among certain fast casual and casual dining chains…

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February 2017

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The CSG US Spending Monitor, Retail Spending Index, and Restaurant Spending Index are monthly indexes of consumer spending intentions and capacity based on interviews with a random sample of 1,500 U.S. adults. In addition to spending, the survey asks consumers their opinions on the U.S. economy and their personal finances, retail and other discretionary spending. The Monitor began in January 2014 with a base index of 100. CSG captures a unique view of consumer, retail, and foodservice spending intentions. The CSR includes the CSG US Spending Monitor, which tracks economic confidence and spending intentions of US consumers, the CSG Restaurant Spending Index, which measures consumer spending intentions for restaurant purchases, and the CSG Retail Spending Index that measures consumer retail and discretionary spending confidence. The CSR will be available to all customers this summer delivered on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive the CSR report in your email, fill out the form to the left.Download Past Issues:
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