Baby Boomers, Better Economy Drive Up RV Sales
Aug23

Baby Boomers, Better Economy Drive Up RV Sales

Milwaukee — If you’re seeing a lot of travel trailers and motor homes on the highway these days, it’s more than a sign of summer. For the first time in a decade, the recreational-vehicle industry is poised to break production records. RV manufacturers are expected to ship 380,000 units this year, up 6.5 percent from 2014 and nearing the previous peak, set in 2006 before the recession. The spending strength of baby boomers craving the...

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More Spent Dining Out Than at Grocery Stores

Washington — Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart. Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past several months signals Americans are more likely to ditch the brown bags in favor of doggy bags. Sales at restaurants and bars overtook spending at grocery stores in March for the first time ever, according to Commerce Department data released last week that dates to...

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