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    Indies Believe They Are Better Positioned Than Chains to Weather Amazon’s Growth

    A new survey from the Advocates for Independent Business reports that as bricks-and-mortar retail faces new stresses, the impacts appear to be playing out differently for independent retailers than for chains.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in September

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 6.6 percent in September 2017 compared to September 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census. Sales for independent bookstores, as reported to the weekly Indie Bestseller Lists, were up slightly more than two percent year to date.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in August

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 10.9 percent in August 2017 compared to August 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in July

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were down by 1.9 percent in July 2017 compared to July 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in June

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in June 2017 compared to June 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in May

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in May 2017 compared to May 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in April

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 1.9 percent in April 2017 compared to April 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in March

    Retail sales at U.S. bookstores were up by 2.4 percent in March 2017 compared to March 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in February

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by three percent in February 2017 compared to February 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in January

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 3.7 percent in January 2017 compared to January 2016, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in December, Up in 2016

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 3.1 percent in December 2016 compared to December 2015 but were up for the year, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    The Top Sources of IndieCommerce Store Traffic in 2016

    Three referral sources were responsible for almost 75 percent of IndieCommerce traffic in 2016, according to IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in November

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.5 percent in November 2016 compared to November 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Down in October

    Retail sales at bookstores were down by 1 percent in October 2016 compared to October 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

    Retail Sales at Bookstores Up in September

    Retail sales at bookstores were up by 1.7 percent in September 2016 compared to September 2015, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Bureau of the Census.

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