The True Power Of People

I happened upon an article that sparked my interest and shows the power that we do have as a country. Mothers Day is almost upon us, and even in an economic pinch we continue to raise sales numbers every year. 14.6 Billion by 2010 statistics. (

Can we stop for a second and maybe pass on a corporate holiday? Do you have something you can better spend your money on? Save the world lately? Together we can achieve. Your mom will still love you.  Your dollar is your vote. Spend wisely..

Mother’s Day Spending To Rise

Washington, DC — An average of $126.90 will be spent per consumer on Mother’s Day gifts this year, compared with $123.89 in 2009, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Total U.S. spending on the holiday is expected to reach $14.6 billion.

Some channel shifting has also been identified in the organization’s 2010 Mother’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, suggesting one-third of shoppers will visit department stores, compared with 27.2 percent last year. Specialty and jewelry stores in particular will see the most traffic, NRF suggests, and 19 percent are expected to shop for Mother’s Day items online.

Segmented by gender and age, the survey concludes men will spend more than women on Mother’s Day, at an average of $154.74, while women will ring up about $100.46. Adults 25 to 34 years old will spend the most at $156.84 with young adults spending only slightly less at an average of $155.52 per person.

NRF spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says candy, in particular, is a Mother’s Day staple. “A last-minute box of chocolate or gourmet candy is always welcome. Most women would agree there’s nothing wrong with a sweet tooth and treating Mothers with chocolate is a great way to celebrate them.”

via Candy&SnackToday

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2010 Year In Review

So as I write this it’s the first day of the New Year. It’s been a year of ups and downs, that is for sure. What was your most memorable part? Most disappointing? We are going to be reflecting on the year as a whole, as well as discussing a few of the Top Tens of  2010. Check the Show.  I’m going to provide a link with a few top tens, check’em out! Year in Review