March 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
Nevadans plan to spend freely for the upcoming Easter holiday.
According to estimates from the Retail Association of Nevada, Nevadans are expected to spend a record $261.6 million on Easter this year, a 7.4 percent increase compared to $243.6 million last year.
Easter meals will lead the way in Silver State spending with an estimated $83.5 million, followed by clothing ($45.7 million), gifts ($41.5 million), candy ($36.8 million) and flowers ($18.4 million), according to RAN. Easter decorations will take in $14.6 million, with greeting cards ($11.3 million) and miscellaneous items ($9.7 million) rounding out the spending.
“Average Easter spending rebounded in 2015 after falling 5.3 percent in 2014. Substantial gains are anticipated once again in 2016 as spending is expected to reach the highest level in the NRF survey’s 13-year history,” Bryan Wachter, senior vice president of RAN, said in a statement.
These predictions are based on a recent survey by the National Retail Federation that found 80.6 percent of consumers nationwide plan to celebrate Easter this year.
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