Consumer Confidence Soars to New Heights; CSG Spending Monitor Reaches Another Milestone

Spending Monitor and Index Trends:

Consumer Spending Report Index

April 2017

• The CSG US Spending Monitor increased to 120.4.

• The CSG Restaurant Spending Index increased to 112.8.

• The CSG Retail Spending Index increased to 110.8.

April marks the three-year anniversary of Chain Store Guide’s Consumer Spending Report, and with it comes positive consumer spending news. The Chain Store Guide US Spending Monitor soared to another all-time high in March – its third straight month accomplishing this milestone – once again signaling high consumer confidence. Not to be outdone, the CSG Restaurant and Retail Spending Indexes also reached all-time highs during last month’s polling. April is shaping up to be an extremely strong month for spending on all fronts…

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April 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.

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