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Hearts and flowers

Merchants get ready for busy Valentine’s Day activity

February 13, 2013
Anne Blankenship ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

As local residents scurry to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, people all over the country are doing just the same thing. In fact, of the 60 percent of people who will celebrate Valentine's Day this year, 51 percent will give candy, 36.6 percent will buy flowers and 19.7 percent will purchase jewelry, according to the National Retail Federation. The average consumer is expected to spend about $130 in gifts for their Valentine.



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