Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow Biz!

February is a weird month in retail  ...  typically the slowest.

Christmas is well past ... and when the credit card statements hit the mail ... reality sinks in ... OMG ... did I really spend that much???

Yup ... and now it's time to pay up!  Less expendable income ... no more shopping until that gets paid for ... until a big storm hits!

All of a sudden ... there is a change of focus ... things that are required to combat the elements!

Top sellers when this happens ... salt ... ice melter ... windshield washer fluid ... wiper blades ... shovels & even snow blowers ... snow tires & batteries (which die from the cold ... even I had to do this recently) ... and that my friends ... is what I mean by Snow Biz!

Oh ... but it doesn't stop at the required necessities ... because snow can also provide fun ... and seems to boost sales for things like toboggans ... sleds ... skates ... ice fishing stuff ... and the like!

Bring it on!  Canadians actually do embrace winter ... have learned to love what fun it can bring us.

Snow ... a four letter word for some ... but ... it's all a matter of perspective ... for those of us who know that this is simply winter in Canada!

It's only temporary ... spring will be here soon!  Enjoy it while you can!

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