Retail sales grew 0.5 percent in March, largely being attributed to the rise in gas prices. Jharonne Martis, director of consumer research at Refinitiv, joined Cheddar News to discuss why consumer confidence has remained strong despite high prices. "What's holding on the consumer is the strong employment market that we have right now in the United States, which is one of the strongest we had in a very long time. If consumers feel that they are secure in their job, they're going to continue to spend," she said. However, Martis noted that signs that consumer spending is slowing down are already visible as well.