A Look at the Spooktacular Halloween Supply Chain

The holiday consumer buying season is starting earlier every year. Once a Thanksgiving and Black Friday phenomena, now pundits are tracking sales of holiday buying as early Halloween.  And, although not technically a high-tech holiday, more and more Halloween decorations and costumes include electronic content. 

“If Halloween sales meet analyst's forecasts, we can expect a great start to the 2015 holiday shopping season, including Thanksgiving and December holidays,” said in a recent report on Halloween sales

If you are out on Halloween, take a look around to see the many sound and motion sensors needed to make spiders drop and ghouls howl. Consider the blinking lights on the robots, space aliens, and other creepy critters.  Whether the Halloween-inspired special effects were homemade or manufactured, someone paid for electronic components to make it happen. 

The infographic below from Fronetics Strategic Advisors offers some stats on just how big the holiday is—and the figures are truly staggering. Take a look and then let us know how electronics are part of your holiday plans in the comments section below.

— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN Circle me on Google+ Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn page Friend me on Facebook

3 comments on “A Look at the Spooktacular Halloween Supply Chain

  1. Orsana
    November 2, 2015

    Halloween tends to become more and more commercial every year, not as much as christmas or sales period but still its growing fast !

  2. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    November 3, 2015

    It's amazing isn't it? And on November 1, it was like a switch had been flipped and we were suddenly into the winter holiday season. 🙂

  3. umutarcn
    October 19, 2016

    Halloween is coming, thank you for sharing!

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