Holiday heavyweights call the same city home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Holiday heavyweights call the same city home

KANSAS CITY, MO (NBC) - Two major holiday money-making companies call the same town "home," which adds up to sweet success in Kansas City, MO.

Hallmark and Russell Stover are two of the best known brands around the Valentine's Day holiday.

Stores are packed with shoppers trying to pick out the perfect romantic gift to express their love.

Hallmark is now 101 years old and sells billions of dollars in cards and merchandise each year. Russell Stover was started in 1923 and has grown into the largest producer of fine, boxed chocolates in the U.S.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend more than $14 billion this Valentine's Day season. That's about $103 per person.

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