Sept. 11, 2014 04:19
Year-to-date sales are outpacing 2013 by 4.7 percent. Lafayette Parish retail sales of more than $565 million in June pushed the year-to-date total to $3.1 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent over 2013 - when spending for the year reached a record $6.02 billion. June sales, the highest on record for the month, reflect an increase of 5.3 percent over June 2013.   The Lafayette Economic Development Authority says building materials continue to lead the way, up 16 percent compared to 2013. Other categories showing increases over 2013 numbers are services, auto, other/miscellaneous, a
July 16, 2014 07:58
May sales, the highest on record for the month at $534 million, increased 6.1 percent over May 2013.  Sales of more than $534 million in May pushed year-to-date retail sales to $2.53 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent over 2013. May sales, the highest on record for the month, reflect an increase of 6.1 percent over May 2013.   An analysis by the Lafayette Economic Development authority shows that for distribution of sales within the city of Lafayette, building materials continue to lead the way, up 15 percent compared to 2013. Other categories showing increases over 2013 num
Feb. 12, 2014 07:18
As LEDA accurately predicted throughout much of the year, 2013 set a record. Retail sales of more than $596 million in December boosted Lafayette Parish's total taxable sales to $6.02 billion, the highest year on record, according to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. Source: Lafayette Parish School System Nearly $600 million in December sales pushed 2013 to a record high. December 2013 sales marked the fifth month of $500 million sales in 2013, the most ever in a single year, LEDA notes in a prepared release. "The 2013 holiday shopping season did
Dec. 12, 2013 06:56
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion. Lafayette Parish retail sales of $509 million in September bumped the year-to-date total to $4.4 billion, 5.25 percent more than this time last year. Total retail sales in 2012 were $5.71 billion, a record for the parish. September sales werer 9.23 percent more than September 2012. Number crunching by LEDA reveals across-the-board category increases over 2012 numbers. Miscellaneous, autos and apparel have the largest increases compared with 2012 numbers - 14.9 percent, 11.5 percent and 9.8 percen
Oct. 21, 2013 12:48
Record-breaking pace continues With Lafayette Parish retail sales of more than $485 million in August, 2013 year-to-date sales have climbed to $3.93 billion, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2012. August sales reflect an increase of 14.5 increase over August 2012. The pace is picking up, as only a month ago sales were 3.5 percent stronger. "August 2013 is the highest August on record since LEDA began tracking retail sales in Lafayette Parish," says Gregg Gothreaux, president and C
Sept. 13, 2013 04:57
Lafayette Parish retail sales for first seven months of 2013 are up 3.5 percent over the same period last year. Retail sales in Lafayette Parish continue their record pace this year, with July sales of $487 million up only 1 percent over July 2012 - but enough to set a new high. Year to date taxable sales, which total $3.45 billion, are tracking 3.5 percent higher than the first seven months of 2012.
July 17, 2013 05:11
Year-to-date retail sales up 4.25 percent over 2012. Lafayette Parish retail sales topped $500 million in May, bringing year-to-date figures to $2.4 billion, an increase of 4.25 percent over 2012. Lafayette Parish retail sales topped $500 million in May, bringing year-to-date figures to $2.4 billion, an increase of 4.25 percent over 2012. May sales are up slightly, 0.7 percent, over May 2012.   "In 2012 Lafayette Parish saw the first non-holiday $500 million month, and we are still seeing those numbers this year, LEDA President and CEO Gregg Gothreaux says in
April 26, 2013 01:46
Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over. WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over. The Senate voted 63-30 Thursday to advance a bill that would impose state and local sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet. An agreement among senators delayed the Senate's final vote on passage until May 6, when senators return from a weeklong vacation. Opponents hope senators hear from angry constituents over the nex
May 25, 2011 06:00
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Retail sales in Lafayette Parish are continuing to rise in 2011, with the first three months besting 2010's first quarter by 9.62 percent. February's 8.64 percent rise in retail spending was the first sign of what might be a sizeable turnaround in retail activity, and March's 11 percent increase over March 2010 and 24 percent increase over sales a month ago is reason to believe a trend may be developing in this important economic measure. Total retail sales in March were $475 million, compared with $382 million in February and $427 milli
April 27, 2011 06:00
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 What a difference a year makes. Last year Lafayette Parish retail sales got off to a sluggish start, trailing 2009 by 14 percent during the first two months and still off almost 11 percent by March. Sales soon after began to close the gap, however, and we ended 2010 up a small 0.78 percent, thanks in large part to a strong showing in December. December spending topped the $517 million mark, making it the fourth highest month on record for the parish, and total sales for the year were $4.8 billion. It was a clear sign of the parish's resilience in

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