GRAND RAPIDS – A majority of retailers across Michigan report higher sales this spring and expect to sustain growth well into the summer.

In a monthly survey released in late May by the Michigan Retailers Association, 56 percent of respondents reported a month-to-month increase in sales from March to April, while 29 percent had lower sales. The remaining 15 percent reported no change.

The Lansing-based association’s survey also found that 60 percent of responding retailers expect sales growth to continue at least through July, while 14 percent predict a decline in their business. The rest expect no change.

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