Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25th...Retailers Hope for Halloween Sales Treat...

Greetings everyone,

Well, we've got less than a week before HALLOWEEN and I feel the need to shop s'more. Today at lunch I visited stores in an attempt to finish off the things I need (uh, want) to buy before Halloween. I'll probably visit stores every day this week.

I was reading the Wall Street Journal today and it looks like this is going to turn out to be a very good Halloween season. From the article..."Retailers expect sales of Halloween candy and costumes to reach $5.8 billion this year, up from $4.75 billion in 2009, and hope the higher-spending trend will continue through the winter holidays. "From a business standpoint, it's an important event for us," said a spokesman for Wal-Mart, which, like other stores, is highlighting value and devoting considerable shelf space to Halloween items."
Click here to read the whole story.

I don't know about "highlighting". It seems that retailers are much more reserved this year.  I am hoping that this rise in spending will make next year better.  Most places I've visited have had less on the shelves, or in some cases less AND the same things as last year.  Dollar Stores pulled all their Halloween products out last week.  I visited five of them and couldn't believe Christmas had already come. 

Mark Harvey
Halloween Shopper

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