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Retailers expect record-setting Easter spending

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A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation is predicting record-setting Easter spending this year with a projected total of $18.4 billion in spending for the Christian holiday. “With Easter falling almost an entire month later than last year, that means warmer weather and more people in the mood to spend money to celebrate,” said Florida Retail Federation President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “This is great news for Sunshine State retailers, and with more consumers spending more money, we expect stores…

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Consumers to spend record $17.3 billion Easter weekend, retailers say

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Easter shoppers are expected to spend nearly $150 each this weekend for a record-busting $17.3 billion in holiday sales. According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation Monday, consumers will spend $146 a piece celebrating the Christian holiday, the highest total in the survey’s 13-year history. “This time of year means the arrival of good weather and good moods across Florida as consumers buy gifts, food and decorations to celebrate Easter with family and friends,” Florida Retail Federation…

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