Many are questioning just how inclusive and diverse one of the Fed's regular reports on the economy is.
March and April's weak numbers were easy to beat. Upcoming changes, such as the end of unemployment bonus payments, may stall the upward trend.
Overall, retail sales are down by 6% compared to May 2019.
As people spend more time at home because of COVID-19, they are thinking about how they can improve those spaces.
Walmart reports earnings this week, and is expected to show big gains in e-commerce amid the pandemic.
They dropped 16.4%.
The retailer missed the mark on electronics and toy sales.
Some retailers look to post-Christmas shopping to revive their fortunes