Entering the New Year, retailers responding to the latest NMG Index survey shared similar sentiments seen throughout 2021 — but their sales performance tells a rosier story.
Independent Retail Confidence Remains Steady Heading into December
After a dip in confidence last month, the NMG Index remained steady heading into December and was up year over year.
Supply Chain, Economic Uneasiness Drag Independent Retail Confidence Down
Independent retailers saw their confidence dip heading into November, according to the latest NMG Index survey results.
Independent Retail Confidence Bumps Up to Start Q4
Entering the all-important final quarter of the year, independent retail confidence saw a solid bump in a positive direction, according to the latest NMG Index.
Independent Retail Confidence Takes Slight Dip as School Starts Back Up
As September kicks into full swing, with school back in session and football kicking off, the NMG Index took a slight dip.
Scorching Summer Continues with Another Strong NMG Index Score in August
Independent retailers reported a score of 195.698 in August — the third month in a row the NMG Index landed in the 195-point range. This month also marks the first opportunity to look at year-over-year trends for the NMG Index.
NMG Index Bumps Up a Half-Point in July
Independent retail confidence edged up slightly in the July NMG Index report. This month’s survey brings to a close the first full year of the NMG Index.
NMG Index Levels Off in June After Strong Two-Month Run
Inventory challenges, reopened economy pushes Independent retail confidence down slightly heading into June. But NMG Index still checked in with the third-highest month on record.
Independent Retail Confidence Remains High Heading Into May
Independent retailers continued riding their strong wave of confidence into May, recording the second-highest confidence score to date.
Independent Retail Confidence Skyrockets to Record High in April NMG Index
The Nationwide Marketing Group Independent Retail Confidence Index (NMG Index) soared to a record high entering April 2021.
NMG Index Jumps 3% as Independent Retailers Eye Strong March
Independent retailers saw their confidence levels increase to near-record highs in the March NMG Index survey. The climb was driven by anticipated spending as consumers receive more stimulus checks and tax return payouts.
Independent Retailers’ Confidence Maintains Status Quo in February
The overall confidence of the Independent retail channel remained relatively unchanged in February, but dealers reported some interesting details about what drove their confidence in February.
Independent Retail Confidence Remains Flat to Start the New Year
Nationwide Marketing Group’s independent retail confidence index report remained relatively flat heading into the first month of 2021.
Winter Worries? Indie Retail Confidence Dips in December NMG Index
Despite a dip in confidence heading into the final month of 2020, Independent retailers continue strong performance in the December NMG Index.
Independent Retailers’ Confidence Climbs as Holiday Shopping Commences
The November NMG Index inched up in November, setting the Independent retail channel up for a strong push during the final two months of 2020, just as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing.
Independent Retailers Continue Strong Confidence Entering Q4
NMG Index moved up nearly a point, as retailers’ sales performance continues to stay strong.
Independent Retailers Maintain Strong Confidence Ahead of Q4
The second-ever NMG Index slides half a point, as retailers’ sales performance continues to shine ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Introducing the Nationwide Marketing Group Independent Retail Confidence Index
Nationwide Marketing Group has launched a new monthly report that aims to detail the overall sentiment of the Independent retail channel — the NMG Index.