- The US’s largest consumer based retail fireworks company urges customers to shop for fireworks supplies early - as the industry, like many other industries, faces supply chain issues with global shipment delays
- Phantom Fireworks stores and retailers across the nation are ready to support shoppers seeking fireworks to celebrate the season - with extended store hours, in person shopping opportunities and additional staff to help fireworks buyers select the best products for their needs
- Fourth of July, America’s holiday, promises to be especially celebratory this year, as the nation reaches a key milestone in its recovery from the pandemic
Phantom Fireworks, the country’s top consumer fireworks retailer, is urging shoppers to purchase their fireworks early this season as supply chains face slower turn-around times due to lagging global shipments spanning numerous industries.
Despite shipment timing concerns, Phantom Fireworks still anticipates ample supplies of fireworks products available for a successful, safe and celebratory season - particularly as the nation’s leaders have designated this year’s holiday as the unofficial return to normal following the pandemic year.
“Like many other industries, the fireworks industry has also experienced delays due to shipment challenges facing the global market,” said Alan L. Zoldan, Phantom Executive Vice President. “The good news is that we prepared early in anticipation of high demand again this year, and are encouraging Phantom customers to do the same. We are always excited to be a big part of America’s favorite holiday - the Fourth of July, especially meaningful following the 2020 pandemic summer.”
Last year’s personal fireworks sales surged to record rates industry wide, including at Phantom Fireworks. Many communities had public fireworks displays postponed and cancelled at the height of the pandemic, and sporting events, amusement parks and concerts all but disappeared. Phantom Fireworks adapted to the 2020 pandemic surge by offering a variety of purchase options online and pick-up and offering in-store pandemic-friendly hours.
This year’s Independence Day holiday is showing similar momentum as national leaders, including President Biden, have declared the summer holiday as the beginning point for the nation to “mark our independence” from the virus. Because of the high demand, Phantom Fireworks has been preparing for the season with additional store openings, early shopping incentives and updated inventory, despite the emergence of supply chain challenges.
Company leaders are confident that planning ahead, and early shopping will allow for the supply to hold and avoid shortages of products as the holiday approaches.
“Unlike last summer, we’re hopeful that most families can celebrate this Fourth of July season together,” said Bruce J. Zoldan, Phantom President. “Phantom Fireworks stands ready to help Americans turn the page this year - to enjoy our nation’s favorite summer holiday in their individual communities safely with Phantom Fireworks products - and with a promising future for the year ahead.”
For additional information on open stores and information on this year’s shopping process, visit: www.fireworks.com
About Phantom Fireworks
Phantom Fireworks is the top consumer fireworks retailer in the country with retail stores in fifteen states and is also the major July 4th product supplier to several national retail chains in all states that permit the sale of consumer fireworks. Each state has different laws and guidelines that regulate both the industry as well as the new COVID-19 reopening regulations. Phantom has a comprehensive and easy-to-find listing of state protocols on their website: https://fireworks.com/education-and-safety/state-laws-and-regulations