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Retail Sales Off in Michigan

A shopper walks by the sodas aisle at a grocery store in Los Angeles April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
A shopper walks by the sodas aisle at a grocery store in Los Angeles April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The continuation of a very cold winter into March took a bite out of retail sales.  According to the Michigan Retailers Association, sales were down statewide compared to both February and year-ago figures. High gas prices are also being blamed.

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