Americans Spend $4.6 Billion on St. Patrick’s Day, Manufacturers Concerned with Supply Chain Disruptions Kaitlyn McAvoy - March 17, 2015 12:07 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Americans will spend $4.63 billion collectively ($39.70 on average, per person) celebrating the holiday, slightly down from last year. Of that total, about $250 million will be spent on beer alone. Supply chain disruptions and complexities top the list of concerns among manufacturers, according to a recent survey. A third of those surveyed said they were “extremely concerned” for possible disruptions in their supply chain and 77% reported supply chain complexity as a growing risk for their business. IBM and Twitter are revealing their first products today that mine Twitter data for business use. The cloud-based data analytics services take advantage of Twitter conversations from customers. The CFO of Uber is stepping down from his executive role, but will remain a consultant for the company. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.