Blustery Weather is Here...

Blustery Weather is Here...

and retailers and shoppers head indoors to shop.  The 'poking around season' has begun. With that, ready or not, retailers look to the holiday season...

Are you there yet?  If you are a Costco shopper, you already have seen Christmas displays. Have you looked at your holiday boxes in the garage or attic and said ‘no, I am not going there till after Thanksgiving!”  Everyone has their window, usually a weekend for starting their season.  For most people, decorating their home, planning a gathering is one of the more joyous times of the year.  

Retailers are jockeying for position to have chance at shoppers first transaction and maybe nudging the purchase of new additions a little earlier.  The Christmas Tree Shop back east is alive and well 12 months a year.  Costco has the space and data to show putting merchandise out now is what many of their customers want.  MITS has been working, preparing, too.  In late September, this year’s merchandise was being organized, sorted and prepared for pricing.  Soon, the store designers for both housewares and decor as well as fashion will be conceiving how to ‘dress’ for the holiday season.   Donated holiday items are collected and put aside and in a special section offsite, the stockpile grows to Grinch like proportions,  Finding that special, unique addition to your home decor is a wonderful topper to the season.  Check back for announcements on when the time will come.