There are no signs of any relief in the recorded cold weather in the United States, From the states of southern Texas to Canada and from Maine to Montana in the United States, these area are in deep frozen. Some products also rose rapidly due to the weather. According to Brian Ferguson, managing director of New York-based Foot Performance Center, boots sales so far this year have risen roughly 5% -6% due to the cold. In addition to the old customers who have special custom-made needs for buying boots in advance, the customer who went into the shop to find the winter boots has also greatly increased. "As long as I get enough stock, sales will continue to grow," Ferguson said. He plans to replenish his stock from suppliers such as Propet.
However, Angie Murray, general manager of Stan's Fit for Your Feet in Glendale, Wisconsin, said the sales were as normal. The store is currently busy with post-holiday promotions and customers often buy boots. The hottest shoes are the Canadian Toe Warmers brand.
Jim Footels, manager of Comfort Footworks in New York City, said the sales of boots this year are similar to last year. He said: "A few weeks ago we had started the year-end promotion of boots," he added, adding that the region had previously experienced a severe cold. "For us, that does not spur sales"
Harry Bosley, co-owner of Bob Jones Shoes in Kansas City, Missouri, who sold his boots as good as last year because many shoppers prefer to stay indoors instead of shopping in cold days. He also talked about the adverse effects of the current cold wave, "less traffic than when it's warm, and if consumers can not buy boots between mid January and February, they may be delayed until next year."
Mini-heaters and firewood have been snapped up
Cold weather bring another heavy test to the lives of Americans. Many pipes in citizen's home were frozen, people need to warm and thaw the water pipe equipment. As a result, firewood and miniature heaters continue to be sold out, heaters are required to replenish almost every hour. The other two hot products are wood pellets fuel and electric heating tape. The electric heating tape are wrapped around the water pipe to avoid water pipes are frozen.