Consumers spending less this Halloween says National Retail Federation

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

PULASKI Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Costumes, treats and festivities. A survey from the National Retail Federation said last year consumers spent nearly eight billion dollars on this spooky holiday.

However, the NRF is expecting consumer spending to drop more than one billion dollars this year.

Halloween Express General Manager Chris Goff said as Halloween approaches many shoppers are in a scramble for their last minute costumes.

"All ages are here shopping," said Goff. "I mean there are couples coming in getting their Duck Dynasty wigs, they're a little bit older, and I've got some younger crowds that are coming in too getting they're little vampire costumes."

While business is good Goff said he is noticing a difference.

"I wouldn't say people are buying less costumes," Goff said. "I'm saying they're getting more creative with their costumes and they are really more doing it themselves."

As buyers find ways to stretch their dollars Halloween Express is trying to meet demand for this unique holiday.

"I feel like it really brings out the child in everyone because you get to be whoever you want for one day," said Goff.

As the countdown to Halloween continues employees said it is business as usual.

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