Halloween is the most expensive in the history of retaliatory consumption
On the first Halloween, after the epidemic slowed down, people across the U.S. showed their desire to return to the entertainment life with their actual purchasing power; according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, this year’s national Halloween spending reached a record high of 10.140 million. Far exceeding the 8.50 billion yuan in 2020, 65% of Americans are willing to actively participate in Halloween-related celebrations, and New Yorkers are no exception.
“Everyone is working overtime, and the goods on the shelves will soon be sold out. We keep restocking them all the time,” said Erica Milhaven, the director of the Spirit Halloween retail store in Long Island. ” Business is better than last year. There are too many, superheroes, anime characters and children’s clothing are the most popular.”
Similarly, the sales of pumpkins at Stew Leonard’s department store chain also increased by 25% over last year. “It is obvious that people’s emotions are different from last year. Parents bring their children to the store to consume. Everyone is full of vitality and Excited, I want to go out and have fun instead of staying at home all day.” Founder Leonard said.
“I took my kids to the pumpkin field to take photos on the farm on weekends. I didn’t expect it was crowded with people.” Yang Ying, who lives in Rego Park, said at the pumpkin exhibition at the Queens County Farm Museum. He and the corn maze are simply overcrowded. “All parents take their children, and everything seems to be back before the epidemic.”
This Halloween is projected to be the most expensive yet! The United States spent over $2 billion last Halloween. In 2021, the US is expected to exceed this. https://t.co/cvvjDQ7lZt #KevinBrownFA #YOYOEconomy pic.twitter.com/LCGGFBEJLL
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This happiness has also aroused the government’s concerns. Laura Curran, the Sheriff of Nassau County, Long Island, said that safety should still be the top priority. Residents are advised to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Parents, I understand the people’s feelings very well, but they are still worried about the possible large-scale gathering of people.”
Dr. Andrew Knecht from the Nassau County Department of Health also reminded that before children tasting candies on Halloween, parents should ask their parents to confirm their hygiene conditions, and don’t go in casually when taking candies. In other people’s homes, social activities outside the house are the safest and healthiest.