As fall progresses, we get closer and closer to that time of year......Christmas! As usual here at Blighty's British Store, we are busy bees already preparing for that time of year. Our very large and delicious variety of Christmas Chocolate, Biscuits, Shortbread, Cake, Pudding, Gifts and a whole lot more is currently making it's journey across the Atlantic Ocean! Our huge selection of Christmas products will be on our website soon, so be sure to like us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page for updates.
October isn't even half over yet and stores are already talking about Christmas?? Why?!
Here's why: As everyone knows, the Christmas season is an EXTREMELY busy time, for many reasons. Not only is it the season of giving, but it's also the season of EATING! With many families traveling great distances to visit family and relatives to celebrate one of the most joyful holidays, people use this opportunity to indulge (nothing wrong with that "once" a year!). Now your household has more mouths to feed, and also more people to show your appreciation. Due to the spirit of the season, everyone goes into over drive and buys a lot more than they usually would(because hey, it's Christmas and I'm gonna eat as much as I want)! This demand puts a huge stress on stock levels of stores, especially for specialty items.
In order for businesses to keep up with this huge demand, the manufacturers have to begin taking Christmas orders for production as early as May! Once the goods have been produced, space starts filling up quick as everyone's orders are finished. With such an influx of product, it's time to ship all of this stuff to the vendors. To prevent an overflow, everything is shipped out as early as possible. This means stores can begin receiving their Christmas stock as early as the end of September. Once received, the enormous Christmas orders take up a lot of space, so it's time to get them out for the early shoppers!
Blighty's British Store is located at 88 First Street in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. For more information please visit our contact page, or call us at 519-942-2300.