Cellphone data shows Americans are cautiously reemerging from shutdown to visit retailers.

  • Data from cellphone location firms Unacast and SafeGraph both showed a slow rise in visits to retail stores.
  • Data on around 55,000 small businesses showed a few more firms opened last week.
  • Foot traffic among home improvement stores crept above 2019 levels.
  • Estimated activity moved up faster in the midwest and south, while coastal states remained far below last year.