Nationwide retail stores see sales increase despite pandemic



Despite the pandemic, it appears the retail industry continues to grow. New figures from the National Retail Federation show retail sales grew about 6.7% in 2020, well above the five-year average of 4.4%. Kenneth DeWees has owned Chile Traditions for 31 years, he said the pandemic was unlike anything his business has seen. “We didn’t do a lot of business in the store, but I was able to make enough money using the internet and things to pay my rent, bills, and sales people,” DeWees said. Thanks to Internet sales, DeWees was able to stabilize his business. He said he had about the same revenue as in 2019. “It wasn’t down. I wasn’t really up. I mean it’s probably a few thousand dollars anyway, ”DeWees said. So that he was able to stay afloat. some other retailers were even better off. “So in 2020, sales grew by double digits in terms of percentage. So we have increased significantly during the pandemic in closure and retail, ”Antonio Lovato told Empire Board Game Library. Lovato said part of their success has come from new ways of serving customers during the shutdown. “We let people know that we were still able to deliver, which we had not done before the pandemic. Thus, our delivery services can order games online. So we opened an online store and we just got more reach that way, ”Lovato said. Growth is not over. “Business has been fantastic. Our numbers continue to increase,” Lovato said. An increase that is expected to affect businesses nationwide, as the National Retail Federation predicts that sales will increase an additional 13.5% in 2021. A statistic that even those who have made it “People buy food. People get what they want, so I can see it’s going to be a thing for everyone this year, I think, “DeWees said. DeWees also said part of that increase this year has come from his loyal fans who return to the store to visit and re-purchase products in person.

Despite the pandemic, it appears the retail industry continues to grow.

New figures from the National Retail Federation show retail sales grew about 6.7% in 2020, well above the five-year average of 4.4%.

Kenneth DeWees has owned Chile Traditions for 31 years, he said the pandemic was unlike anything his business has seen.

“We weren’t doing a lot of business in the store, but I was able to make enough money using the internet and things to pay my rent, my bills and my salespeople,” DeWees said.

Thanks to Internet sales, DeWees was able to stabilize his business. He said he made roughly the same turnover as in 2019.

“It wasn’t going down. I wasn’t really going up. I mean it’s probably down to a few thousand dollars anyway,” DeWees said.

So that he was able to stay afloat. some other retailers were even better off.

“So in 2020, sales grew by double digits in terms of percentage. So we have increased significantly during the pandemic in closure and retail, ”Antonio Lovato told Empire Board Game Library.

Lovato said part of their success has come from new ways of serving customers during the shutdown.

“We let people know that we were still able to deliver, which we had not done before the pandemic. Thus, our delivery services can order games online. So we opened an online store and we just got more reach that way, ”Lovato said.

Growth is not over.

“Business has been fantastic. Our numbers continue to increase,” Lovato said.

An increase that is expected to affect businesses nationwide, as the National Retail Federation predicts sales will grow by up to an additional 13.5% in 2021.

A statistic that even those who haven’t seen an increase in sales in the last year agree.

“People buy food. People get what they want. So I can see it’s going to be something for everyone this year, I think, ”DeWees said.

DeWees also said part of that increase this year has come from his loyal fans who return to the store to visit and re-purchase products in person.



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