Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine’s Day Spending [Infographic]

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. But love of what, exactly? For one thing it’s clear that American’s love spending. The latest numbers from the National Retail Federation anticipate that Americans will spend $15.7 Billion this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few highlights from the infographic:
1. Almost half of the country says they will not celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.
2. Men spend more than 2 times as much as women on Valentine’s Day
3. Americans are spending less on their significant others, but more on friends, family and pets
4. Americans procrastinate their Valentine’s Day shopping more than any other holiday, with 60% of sales coming in a 3 day span (Feb 12-14).
Valentine’s Day Spending [Infographic]
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