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Retailers Expect Easter Shopping Surge

Consumer confidence is booming thanks to new stimulus checks and positive trends in vaccinations, and Easter spending is expected to be the highest on record. Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of 79% of Americans will celebrate the holiday and spend a collective $21.6 billion (down slightly from last year's pre-pandemic forecast of $21.7 billion.)

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