Friday, March 23, 2018

Easter retail forecast is sunny

Chain Store Age

Shoppers are gearing up for the Easter holiday.

Easter spending is expected to total $18.2 billion this year, slightly down from a record $18.4 billion in 2017, but still the second-highest level on record, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 81% of Americans will celebrate the holiday and spend an average of $150 per person, down from last year’s previous record of $152.. . . more