Americans are eating more chocolate because it is an “affordable” luxury. Also moving up because of the recession are mutts and 99-cent music downloads. On the way out are restaurant meals, purebred dogs and theater tickets.
Nordstrom plans to open 13 stores this year, and 10 of them will belong to the discounted Rack chain.
More sample sales are being run online. The Budget Babe reviews three such sites.
More people are shopping at dollar stores, which contributed to Dollar Tree’s 11% rise in profits last quarter.
To lower the cost of higher education more colleges are offering three year degrees.
What other spending trends are you seeing?