Thursday, August 30, 2012

October (no) surprise

When I went grocery shopping last Sunday I - of course - saw Halloween decorations on the shelf. It's become a standard joke, but it's still weird to see these black cats and pumpkins when kids aren't quite back from summer vacation. But they know that as stupid as it may look, there's money to be made. Just think of all the people who buy Halloween candy early, eat it themselves, and are on their fourth bag by the time the trick-or-treaters arrive.


susan said...

It's true the holidays they promote the most are the ones that have candy associated with them. Although it goes on here too it's not as rampant as in the US.

Ben said...

I wonder which came first: the candy or the promotion. But yeah, Canada is different enough culturally that they might have to work a different strategy.