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Easter Spending Up

In Retail News, News, What's New by Marilise Gavenas

For the second year in a row, Easter spending is on the upswing. After a steady rise from 2009 to 2013 then a dip in 2014, spending on the holiday is expected to hit an all-time high of $17.3 billion this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Easter …

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Retailers in for a Very Digital Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Washington—It’s the most wonderful time of the year for millions of Americans and this year, holiday shoppers have already added their family members to the “nice list.” According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, consumers celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa will …

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Survey: Average Super Bowl Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Washington—While “Deflategate”—allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during last weekend’s AFC championship games—may threaten to overshadow the Patriots’ Super Bowl matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, but so far consumers are hyped over the Sunday, February 1, matchup for Super Bowl XLIX. So much so that they plan …

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Survey: Gift Givers Plan to Splurge on Friends, Family for Holiday

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

Washington—American consumers are likely to throw their cautiousness to the wind this holiday season, upping the amount they plan to spend. According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey,, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanza and/or Hanukkah will spend $804.42, up nearly …

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Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

In Industry Experts, What's New by Accessories Staff

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will celebrate—and spend—for Valentine’s Day this year. The findings are part of the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending study conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. About 20% to Buy Jewelry …