15.3 billion dollars expected to be spent this upcoming Father's Day
Posted on 6/15/2018 11:02:00 AM.

Father’s Day is this weekend and the National Retail Federation is expecting near record spending in honor of the holiday to the tune of $15.3 billion. NRF spokesperson Katherine Cullen says when it comes to gifts, it’s really looking promising for dads this year.

“Consumers told us they planned to spend about 133 dollars on average, on all the dads, granddads, and other father figures in their lives.”
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Mother's Day spending expenditures are expected to increase this year
Posted on 5/11/2018 5:06:00 AM.

Newly released data from the National Retail Federation reveals an increase in expected expenditures for Mother’s Day. A 20 year veteran of retail marketing and CEO of FUEL Partnerships, Erik Rosentrauch, explains the changing consumer trends of Mother’s Day. He says spending is expected to reach $23 billion in 2018, a 61% increase since 2009. People between the ages 35-44 are projected to spend the most, averaging $224.

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Holiday shoppers are expected to spend $967 a person on gifts this season
Posted on 12/8/2017 12:46:00 AM.

The National Retail Federation predicts holiday shoppers will spend about $967 a person on gifts this year, up 3.4% from in 2016. Mark Rosa, Professor with the UNO School of Business, says everybody gets excited during the season and wants to be generous but we have to resist the urge to overspend. He says it’s easy to put purchases on credit cards.
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Easter spending expected to reach all-time high
Posted on 4/14/2017 10:16:00 AM.

With Easter coming a few weeks later this year, holiday spending is expected to reach record highs. Anna Serafin Smith with the National Retail Federation says their annual survey finds 80% of consumers will celebrate Easter, spending a record total of over $18 billion. That's a 6% increase over last year.
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NRF survey finds 48% of consumers plan to save their tax refund
Posted on 2/22/2017 11:32:00 AM.

A survey from the National Retail Federation finds many consumers plan to put their tax refunds into savings rather than spend. Denham Springs financial planner Matt Kennedy says we’ve seen this trend over the past eight years ever since the 2008 stock market crash.
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Survey finds consumers are spending less this Valentine's Day
Posted on 2/12/2017 3:22:00 AM.

The National Retail Federation finds this Valentine’s Day consumers are expected to spend $18.2 billion. That’s down from $19.7 billion last year. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says we might be seeing a shift in how people celebrate this romantic holiday as couples are doing more things for each other around the year.
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The Super Bowl of shopping is today, it's Black Friday
Posted on 11/25/2016 2:04:00 AM.
It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year and LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says shoppers are savvier than ever thanks to technology. Rice says just because the malls are packed today, doesn't mean that shoppers are ready to buy from that store.
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NRF: More than half of Americans will be shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend
Posted on 11/22/2016 11:42:00 AM.

The National Retail Federation expects 59% of Americans will shop both in-store or online during the Thanksgiving weekend. That covers Thanksgiving Day through Sunday. Spokesperson Ana Serafin Smith says it’s a slight increase from last year.
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Retailers are getting into holiday shopping mode
Posted on 11/1/2016 7:55:00 AM.

With Halloween over, retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation is predicting consumers nationwide will spend $952 this year. But LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says that could be a little different in Louisiana, given the downturn in the oil industry and so many people impacted by flooding.
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Halloween spending at an all time record high
Posted on 10/21/2016 3:37:00 AM.

Spending on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy will reach a record high 8.4 billion dollars this year. That’s according to the National Retail Federation. Spokesperson Ana Serafin Smith says more than 171 million Americans are planning to partake in Halloween festivities this year.
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