By Rieva Lesonsky

For retailers who cater to the Halloween crowd, 2012 looks to be a very good year. More than 7 in 10 Americans, or a record 170 million people, will celebrate Halloween this year, reports NRF’s 2012 Halloween consumer spending surveyconducted by BIGinsight. That’s the highest number in the 10 years the NRF has been conducting this survey.