The spending on most items the same as last year stay, but consumers are to increase their budgets for gifts and sweets. Purchases of gifts will increase $ 18.16 per person from $ 17.30 in 2009 and sweets spending increase is $ 17.29 per person from $ 16.55 last year.
‘.. But the biggest expense, as in previous years, food will be and clothing . ‘Diving with signs of spring everywhere, shoppers eager to get their hands on bright, colorful Easter merchandise,’said a statement from NRF CEO Tracy Mullin. Weather and special holiday promotions are the perfect mix to get people out of their homes and in stores in the spring approaches. ‘.
Lynn Franco, director of Conference Board Consumer Research Center, said trust the parallel economy and shows a gradual improvement. – ‘Consumer confidence is now at its highest level in five months, a welcome sign as we enter the holiday season Consumers’ assessment of the current state of the economy and the job market, while only slightly better than last month, suggests the economy economy is still expanding, albeit slowly, ‘Franco said in a statement. Continue reading