February 2, 2010

Jewelry Stores Sold $2.2 Billion in Feb. 2009?

Every year publications release a list of fun facts and figures relating to Valentine's Day, and one of the most interesting this year is that jewelry stores actually sold $2.2 Billion dollars worth of jewelry in 2009! This was just one of many Valentine's Day tidbits published in the latest National Geographic. Here are some others, in the link and article below:

Jewelry Stores Sold $2.2 Billion in Feb. 2009?

# About 190 million cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card giving occasion.
# 65 percent of households send greeting cards on Valentine's Day.
# 73 percent of Valentine Day flowers are bought by men, while women buy 23 percent of Valentine flowers.
# About 45.8 percent of U.S. consumers will exchange Valentine's Day candy. About 75 percent of is from sales of chocolate
# Americans will spend about $14.7 billion in retail sales on Valentine's Day in the United States.
# The average U.S. consumer is expected to spend $103 on Valentine's Day gifts, meals, and entertainment, down from $123 per person in 2008.

Jewelry Stores Sold $2.2 Billion in Feb. 2009?

Posted at February 2, 2010 4:05 AM