Happy Fourth of July to all our friends and customers in the US! On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, giving birth to a newly independent nation of 2.5 million people.
Today, Independence Day is celebrated by millions every year. It’s a celebration that has come to be associated with parades, fireworks, barbecues, fairs, activities and family time. The fourth of July is also a day has an impact on many the nation’s businesses. In some cases, the festivities held on that one day generate more revenue for companies than on any other day.
Independence Day by the Numbers
Most Successful Products on the Fourth of July
On the 4th of July, Americans spend on average $2 billion on 4th of July cookouts:
– $92 million on chips
– $60.3 million on dip
– $193.6 million on hamburger patties
– $70.4 million on buns
– $86.2 million on cheese
– $203 million on mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup
– $161.5 million on lettuce, tomatoes, relish and onions
– $167.5 million on watermelon
– $107.7 million on popsicles
On the 4th of July an average of…
– 68, 300, 000 cases of beer are sold
– 155, 000, 000 hot dogs are consumed
– 74, 000, 000 barbecues are used
The top-selling beer in the United States is Bud Light
Cases sold: 269,135,600
Average price per case: $20.26
Total sales: $5,452,052,000
Cool Stats and Facts About Products from the USA
Fact: The top selling software are American
Seven of the 10 highest-grossing computer software and programming companies are American, including Oracle, Symantec, Adobe Systems and Intuit. (Forbes Global 2000 list)
Some of the best “Made in USA” Products
Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Harley Davidson bikes have been around since 1903 and were made famous in the 1969 movie “Easy Rider.” In the first quarter of 2013, 54,254 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles were sold, contributing the company’s total revenue of $ 1,414,248
Ever since a 3M employee invented them in 1977, offices across the nation have been unable to live without them. Post-it notes are now available in 27 sizes, 57 colors, and 20 fragrances and generate about $1 billion annually.
Weber grills have been made in the United States since 1952 When its inventor, George Stephen took a metal sphere from a yacht club which he was using to make a buoy, drilled some holes in the bottom, put legs on it, and brought it home to barbecue. According to many grill reviews, Weber grills are most popular grill of all time – approximately 40% of all grills sold in 2002 were Weber grills – we expect that this number has grown!