Tag: St. Patrick's Day

83% of U.S. Adults Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

"Amer­i­cans plan to spend a record $5.9 bil­lion to cel­e­brate St. Patrick’s Day this year, accord­ing to the annu­al sur­vey released today by the Nation­al Retail Fed­er­a­tion and Pros­per Insights & Ana­lyt­ics. That’s the high­est lev­el in the survey’s 14-year his­to­ry, up from last year’s pre­vi­ous record of $5.3 bil­lion."

This St. Pat's Day Could Include Inflatable Pubs

On tap for St. Pat's Day in 2018: the inflat­able Irish Pub. As it turns out, the sale and rental of inflat­able Irish pubs is a thing, Dig­i­tal Trends reports. An Irish com­pa­ny called the Inflat­able Pub Com­pa­ny not only sells and ships these balloon-like bars, but also licens­es rental com­pa­nies across Amer­i­ca to rent them out.

St. Patrick's Day Still Lucky for Retail Industry

Despite falling on a Mon­day this year, more than half of Amer­i­cans (55%) plan to cel­e­brate St. Patrick's Day. Accord­ing to the Nation­al Retail Fed­er­a­tion, 133 mil­lion peo­ple will cel­e­brate the Irish hol­i­day this year. Total spend­ing on the day’s fes­tiv­i­ties is expect­ed to reach $4.8 bil­lion, essen­tial­ly flat with 2013 spend­ing.

2012 St. Patrick's Day Spending to Reach $4.6B

Retail sales and cel­e­bra­tions for St. Patrick’s Day will get a boost this year as the hol­i­day falls on a Sat­ur­day. Accord­ing to BIGinsight’s St. Patrick’s Day spend­ing sur­vey, 54.4% of Amer­i­cans say they will cel­e­brate the tra­di­tion­al­ly Irish hol­i­day this year, the most in the survey’s nine-year his­to­ry. Over­all, the aver­age per­son will spend about $35 on the hol­i­day, total­ing $4.6 bil­lion.

Spending for St. Patrick's Day Expected to Reach $3.44B in 2010

Retail­ers and restau­rants might have a lit­tle more luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day as con­sumers gear up for pri­vate par­ties and spe­cial out­ings to cel­e­brate the Irish hol­i­day. Accord­ing to NRF’s 2010 St. Patrick’s Day, con­duct­ed by BIGre­search, cel­e­brants will spend an aver­age of $33.05 on dec­o­ra­tions, par­ty favors and green attire, up slight­ly from$32.80 in 2009. Total spend­ing is expect­ed to reach $3.44 bil­lion.