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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Louisiana Family Forum searching for state's longest married couple
Posted on 1/20/2016 3:32:00 AM.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Louisiana Family Forum is searching for the state’s “Longest Married Couple” to share their story and commitment of marriage. President Gene Mills says it’s a great honor to meet these couples who have survived the test of time. He says it’s not every day you meet people together for 70 plus years…

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1/4 of all people go out to eat for Valentine's
Posted on 2/13/2015 3:51:00 AM.
Love is in the air. Valentine's night is the 2nd most popular Holiday to eat out as couples rush to dine romantically by candle light. Erica Burns with the Louisiana Restaurant Association says one quarter of Americans go out on February 14th which is about 70 million people.
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Valentine's Day equals big business for Louisiana restaurants
Posted on 2/13/2014 4:08:00 PM.
Valentine's day rings up big sales for greeting cards, candy, jewelry and restaurants. Wendy Waren of the Louisiana Restaurant Association says many restaurants rent extra two person tables to ensure they have enough for loving couples to have a private meal together. Waren also says Valentine's day inspires customers to spend more when dining out. 
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