Consumers get lucky as St Pats Day on a Saturday

By Kathy Grannis – Retail’s Big Blog 3.6.2012

Talk about the luck o’ the Irish – St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year and will likely bring with it a boost in retail sales and celebrations across the country. Although St. Patrick’s Day is the smallest of all the consumer holidays in terms of how much consumers will spend, it’s still of tremendous importance for the industry. For many consumers, St. Patrick’s Day is the official kick-off to Spring – typically a time when many people start stocking up on warm weather apparel, patio and garden merchandise and even home accents, like candles, throw pillows and new bed sets.  And with spring-like weather currently blanketing much of the country, consumers are already indicating they are in the mood for a bit o’ fun as well. Read more…

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