We are seeing clear signs of a strong and resilient economy. Incoming data suggests that U.S. economic activity continues to expand rapidly …  Most indicators point toward an energetic expansion over the upcoming months and through the remainder of the year.

National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz, commenting in a recent NRF statement announcing the group’s updated forecast for 2021 retail sales, "Retail Sales to Now Exceed $4.44 Trillion in 2021, as NRF Revises Annual Forecast."