VT Edition Interview: Tasha Wallis on retail sales

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Retail sales have always been an important indicator of our economy’s health. Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau in mid-March show that nationally, retail sales are down .6%. That’s the second big drop in retail sales in the past three months; a pattern some economists fear indicates the onset of a recession. VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with the Director of the Vermont Retail Association, Tasha Wallis, to see whether Vermonters are opening or closing their pocketbooks and how retailers are adapting.

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