Fourth of July Celebration Costs Top Last Year: A Roundup of Holiday Spending Stats


It’s time to celebrate America the beautiful with barbecues, fireworks, parades and red, white and blue apparel and decorations. Spend Matters has rounded up spending and other interesting data on the Fourth of July holiday. Find out below how much we spend on food, flags and what city has the biggest fireworks show. According to the National Retail Federation, this July Fourth, patriots will reportedly spend $6.6 billion on food alone. And, on average, US consumers will spend $71.23 each, which is higher than 2014 Independence Day spending when consumers spent $68.4 each, on average.

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Best ‘Ask the Expert’ Ever? PPM: The Core of an Effective Procurement Operating Model [Plus+]

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On this Throwback Friday (#tbf, anyone?), we've thrown open the doors to our archives to bring you our second-most-viewed recording of an Ask the Expert webinar of all time. Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell takes participants through the important procurement topic of PPM in Ask the Expert: Procurement Performance Management (PPM): The Ultimate Alignment Tool - Not a Dashboard! . Procurement performance management can transform a procurement organization – but only if you know how to apply and maintain the tool or process properly. Pierre walks us through a number of steps to properly integrate PPM into your procurement organization. If you missed this webinar late last year, luckily as a Plus or PRO member, you can view the entire recording right here.

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