Glendale’s sales tax receipts in second quarter (April – June) sales this year were up 2.8% compared to the same time last year.
The gain was driven by sales tax receipts increases in several business groups, including autos and transportation, general consumer goods, restaurants and hotels, food and drugs, and fuel and service stations.
In autos and transportation, a recently opened dealership of used automobiles and a double-digit increase in auto leasing pushed up overall auto-related receipts.
A multi-quarter correction in women’s apparel bolstered returns in the general consumer goods group, while department stores continued to lose market share. Electronics and specialty stores outpaced regional trends.
Recent restaurant openings boosted proceeds in the restaurant and hotels group.
For a full breakdown of Glendale’s sales tax receipts, click here.