snow = dollars, It my understanding inventory is actually owned. they get a larger discount on purchases. Is this correct? If stores are selling. they have good chance for good winter sales. they will survive while others go down.
Interesting point since it is snowing up a storm here in So. Cal. Still, the store I frequent seems not so busy and the CA economy is near depression. Hopefully, however, the total value of the SPCH franchise will be so low someone will buck up for the footprint.