Lea Grgich

Research Analyst

Lea Grgich is a research analyst at the National Retail Federation. In this role, she conducts research on consumer trends, spending and industry benchmarking. 

Prior to joining NRF, Grgich worked at the U.S. Small Business Administration processing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans to aid small businesses that suffered economic injury during the height of the pandemic. 

A California native, Grgich received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sonoma State University with a concentration in finance and minors in political science and sociology. 

Authored by Lea Grgich

Mother’s Day 2024 is all about the classics
A mother and daughter celebrating Mother's Day.
With a return to timeless gifts like flowers and special outings, consumers plan to spend an average of $254 per person.
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How shoppers are planning to spend on Easter 2024
Easter basket
Springing into the holiday with consumer shopping trends.
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How consumers plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2024
Children celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
With 62% of Americans planning to celebrate, record spending is on tap.
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2024 Valentine’s Day consumer trends
A couple celebrating Valentine's Day.
3 ways lovers, friends and in-betweens are celebrating their favorite people — and pets — this year.
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3 ways Gen Z and millennials are shopping for the holidays
Holiday shopping
A look into NRF’s research to see how these consumer segments are tackling holiday shopping this year.
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2023 holiday shopping outlook
A couple and child shopping in winter
How consumers will be spending and shopping this holiday season.
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