U.S. consumers opened up their purses in March to push the country to record the largest increase in more than four and a half years.
American consumers were slightly less confident this month about jobs and the overall of the U.S. economy.
New retailer orders for furniture dipped in February, according to the latest Furniture Insights.
Consumer confidence reached its highest level last week in eight months.
Consumer sentiment is sunnier than it has been in nine months, according to the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters.
New retailer orders for furniture rose 2 percent in January, compared with January 2013, and 8 percent over December, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey.
Furniture retailers are sitting on their inventory longer, according to a recent data survey from Sageworks.