Consumers to spend nearly $90 per person for Super Bowl food, drinks, items

It might not be an actual holiday, but consumers are ready to spend like it is. Americans are expected to shell out $87.17 on average for Super Bowl Sunday related items in the days leading up to the big game on Feb. 4. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF), this number is up 8.5 percent from last year, amounting to a total of $15.3 billion in sales surrounding the event. “Whether throwing their own party, heading to a friend’s house or gathering at their favorite bar or restaurant, consumers are ready to spend on the big game,” NRF President and CEO Matther Shay said in the report. ” An estimated 188.5 million people are expected to watch a the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis — about the same viewership as 2017. Justin Timberland will command the halftime show stage, becoming the first musician to…