CSG SPENDING MONITOR INCREASES SHARPLY; STRONG RESTAURANT SPENDING FORECASTED FOR MAY

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

May 2016

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased 1.1 points, reaching an eleven-month high and exceeding its 12-month rolling average. This is the highest point of the Monitor since June 2015.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index increased 0.6 points to reach 105.3, exceeding its rolling 12-month average by a full point.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index decreased by 1.8 points, but is still nearly a full point over its 12-month rolling average.

Chain Store Guide’s U.S. Spending Monitor increased again during the most recent month’s polling to reach an eleven-month high, indicating higher consumer confidence and projected spending. The Restaurant Spending Index also increased, gaining traction for a third-straight month…

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CSG: Consumer Spending Report May 2016

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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.

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