A massive slowdown in apparel sales contributed to April’s low retail numbers:
“Some sectors were particularly hard hit. Clothing and accessories sales plunged 89%; furniture and home sales fell 67%; electronics sales fell 65% and sporting goods and hobby sales fell 46%. General merchants, which in most cases were permitted to stay open thanks to sales of essential items, saw sales fall 14%, according to the report.”
P.S. This is a time of massive changes in our industry. 8th & Walton experts stand ready to assist your supplier business at this time. We also offer web-based classes that can get you, and your staff, up to speed.