Local retail sales recovering from early 2020 decline
December 3, 2020
In these pandemic times are area residents doing more of their shopping at home or on-line? On-line sales are certainly strong with the New York Times reporting Amazon, the king of the on-line retailers, hiring an average of 1,400 new workes per day. Between January and October, Amazon hired 427,300 people world-wide. In spite of the surge in on-line sales, the latest sales tax report from the Nebraska Department of Revenue indicates local sales are remaining strong.
In November the state department released the August sales report which is the latest information available on local sales....