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Food store sales will slow as price increases

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Unformatted text preview: lthough new building will remain weak, building material sales should post a gain, with demand for remodeling and home repair purchases continuing. Merchandise $13.7 14.0 13.6 13.3 14.1 12.1 10.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 $8.5 9.1 9.8 10.3 11.0 11.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.5 Other Retail $30.6 32.8 35.3 38.2 42.2 43.2 37.2 40.1 43.6 46.2 Total Retail Trade Sales $52.8 55.9 58.7 61.7 67.3 66.7 58.5 62.4 66.2 69.2 a Percentage Change 0.1% 5.9 5.0 5.2 9.0 -0.9 -12.3 6.8 6.0 4.5 a Motor Vehicle and Parts and General Merchandise are the two largest Retail Trade categories. The total also includes gas stations, food/beverage, building materials/home improvement, furniture, clothing, electronics, and other retail stores. The total does not include food services. b Estimated. c Forecast. Sources: Colorado Department of Revenue and Colorado Business Economic Outlook Committee. RETAIL TRADE EMPLOYMENT RETAIL TRADE EMPLOyMEnT, 2003–2012 2003-2012 (In Thousands) (In Thousands) The holiday season is critical for many retailers, partic...
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