Florida Merchants Expect To See A Lot Of Green This St. Patty's Day

posted by Jessi Minneci -

Sunshine State merchants are expecting to see a lot of green for St. Patrick's Day.  

The Florida Retail Federation is predicting a record amount of spending by consumers this year, about $6 billion nationwide.  

The big ticket items for St. Patrick's Day are food, candy, liquor, apparel, and decorations -- most of it also green in color.  

According to the Florida Irish Heritage Center, there are approximately 2 million Floridians who can trace their ancestry back to Ireland.



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