Fireworks sales skyrocket in 2016

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – As the Fourth of July gets closer, firework stands across Middle Tennessee are seeing a boost in business.

However, it’s not just the Volunteer State. Retailers across the country are seeing the increase.

Over the next couple of days, staff at Hee Haw Fireworks in Sumner County will be busy helping to make the holiday a blast.

Longtime shop owner Glenda Tinnin and her granddaughter are seeing their sales skyrocket just like the rest of the country.

The American Pyrotechnics Association expects this year’s revenue to soar to nearly $800 million. That’s $50 million more than last year.

“All through June, we get a lot of people traveling and they know about us. We’ve been here a long time. We have a lot of repeat customers,” explained Tinnin.

She believes it may be for several different reasons.

“Fireworks have changed so much, you know, they’ve improved so people are real happy,” said Tinnin.

She thinks the boost helps everyone’s bottom line.

“Tomorrow it will probably pick up in the morning, and then it will probably die down at the end of the day.”

According to the APA, states that lifted their firework sales ban have seen an increase in revenue. For example, New York collected $2 million in 2015.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Source: news2
Fireworks sales skyrocket in 2016

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