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Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Fewer Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to information from the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween spending survey. According to the report, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in the holiday, slightly less than the record-high of 170 million last year. And those celebrating will spend less – an average of $75.03 on… Continue Reading Americans to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween

Maybe it’s true that every little girl wants to be a princess — at least that’s what they’re choosing for their Halloween costumes. But, when they grow up, they’re choosing to be a witch. This Halloween, American trick-or-treaters, party-goers and pampered pets will dress up as pumpkins, princesses, witches and vampires. And, they will spend… Continue Reading Little princess is No. 1 for kids’ Halloween costumes

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Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is holding its first fundraising event – a futuristic Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. The event is slated for the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the foundation’s world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will pay… Continue Reading Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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In the 1880s when William and Cara Bell entertained guests at their beloved Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, their children scampered among the guests. Nearly 139 years later, they still do. Modern-day visitors to the manor, a restaurant known for award-winning fine dining, have reported seeing a red-haired girl, dressed in Victorian-era clothes, playing on… Continue Reading Haunted history scares up business for Briarhurst

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Retailers gathering for Halloween revenue

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Ghosts, witches and zombies are creeping into vacant retail spaces to take full advantage of the Halloween selling season. Halloween is the nation’s second-biggest shopping holiday next to Christmas and is expected to rake in more than $6.8 billion in revenue this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Six temporary Halloween shops popped up… Continue Reading Retailers gathering for Halloween revenue

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Halloween spending to top $6.8 billion

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Halloween – it’s not just for kids anymore. Adults are spending more on the holiday than ever before – dressing up like zombies and vampires, vixens and nurses. It’s grown into the second most popular holiday of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. Americans are expected to spend $6.86 billion on Halloween costumes,… Continue Reading Halloween spending to top $6.8 billion

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Consumers plan to spend less on Halloween festivities this year. Considerably less. The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend on average $56.31 on candy decorations, costumes and party favors among other items. That’s down from $66.54 last year. BIGresearch conducted the 2009 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey for NRF Sept. 1-9 and responses… Continue Reading Halloween ’09 shaping up to be a scary time for retailers

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