Preparing For Summer Patriotic Holidays At Your Retail Store

Posted by Karen Erdelac on May 23, 2022

Preparing For Summer Patriotic Holidays At Your Retail StoreSummertime is chock full of opportunities to show your patriotism. There is a large opportunity to capitalize on patriotic offerings between memorial day, Independence Day, and labor day. Here are a few ways that your small business can prepare for these holidays:

Summer Toys And Games

Now more than ever, people are ready to be outside and gather with friends to celebrate the summer holidays. Offering pool toys, water toys, and yard games will increase your sales exponentially. A few ideas of items you can stock are:

  • Cornhole boards
  • Horseshoes
  • Diving sticks
  • Slip and slide
  • Pool floats
  • Giant Yahtzee
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant checkers
  • Sprinklers

Grilling Options

Grilling is always a popular activity during any summer gathering, and that is especially true at gatherings to celebrate the summer holidays. Whether you are a small grocery store or lean towards non-food-related retail items, you can offer items to be grilled, grilling accessories, and seasoning kits. Some items to grill may include:

  • Sausages
  • Vegetables
  • Mushrooms
  • Hotdogs
  • Hamburgers

Some accessories you can offer include:

  • Aprons
  • Spatulas
  • Tongs
  • Rubber oven mitts
  • Grilling trays
  • Portable Grills

Red, White & Blue

Red, white and blue are staple colors of the summer and can be intertwined into any business model to boost sales this season. The possibilities are endless when it comes to patriotism through products. Here are a few examples of things you can use to boost sales by adding a patriotic flair:

  • Fruit
  • Baked goods
  • Disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, cutlery)
  • Linens & throw pillows
  • Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone cases
  • Candy

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Topics: Retail