Consumers say they’ll spend more than $40 marking St. Patrick’s Day

Explore the latest NRF survey with your students
By Lottie Watts
Published Mar 15, 2022

The latest consumer spending survey from the National Retail Federation explores what consumers are planning to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, and on average, they say they’ll spend $42.33.

These insights that retail professionals rely on to understand trends are also available for educators to use with their students. It’s simple to share NRF’s St. Patrick’s Day 2022 survey (conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics) by showing the slideshow from this page or downloading the slides.

Ideas for using this resource with your classes:  

  • Ask students to predict how they think consumers are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Reveal what NRF found, and then discuss how retailers might use this information as they select products
  • Provide examples of how to apply quality customer service skills as more than half of consumers plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
  • Have students work in teams to create a visual merchandising plan to drive sales for shoppers who are looking to wear green, prepare a special meal or decorate for the holiday

You can also access NRF’s survey that reveals how consumers are planning to spend their tax refunds. With the deadline to file federal taxes on April 18, there’s plenty of time to incorporate this report in your lessons. Also available now: Results of NRF’s annual Easter survey.

Learn more about programs and resources from the NRF Foundation – including its industry-recognized RISE Up training and credentials – that help people of all backgrounds build life-changing careers.

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