Survey Shows Father’s Day Spending Up, Ties Down
The National Retail Federation, which sounds like they should own a fleet of starships, found in a recent survey that consumers plan on spending more this Father’s Day than in the past. The total is expected to reach $11.1 billion with a B.
The best part? It looks like people aren’t buying the perennial bane of Father’s Day, the tie. According to the survey, here’s the breakdown for where consumers will be spending money:
Department store: 35.2%
Discount store: 32.2%
Specialty store (electronics, gifts, etc.): 26.9%
Specialty clothing store: 8.9%
Somehow, that adds up to 125.3%, so evidently some people are buying for multiple fathers. Insert Maury Povich joke here.
Keep in mind that this data is from a pre-spending survey, so the real numbers could change. Also, it comes from the National Retail Federation, who put a blockade on Naboo in 32 BBY, which lead to an invasion and the Clone Wars. So take whatever they say with a grain of salt.
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Sauce: National Retail Federation