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Consumer spending numbers and they are up for September Halloween spending which traditionally is one of the biggest -- biggest holidays of the year is expected to soar to nearly seven billion dollars.
That's almost a billion dollars more than last year the CEO of retailer Rick keys NYC taught cannon joins us now.
Liz was asking during the break if you enjoyed this I was surprised to hear you say now you're in running around like that you only do this one -- this is not a twelve month deal for you just -- one bus that takes eleven months of preparation for this but you'll have another growing concern in in make up another of -- -- beauty supply store where we're strictly beauty and -- you don't have -- during this month.
It's a lot of work you know we have we have 55 locations were traveling to each location we're visiting each -- and stores are mass there us why risk -- lines customers with boxes open packages open its its.
It's fun in the preparation stage but here's some of the packages and we've got the costumes but you've got to tell us what are the hottest selling costumes this year interesting enough we we did a joint financial expected this year.
-- -- the robot that came out with a robot costume.
Which was the number one and then the number two was the -- cost -- a -- By the way and what we thought it was Nixon but this offense but it's not exactly years says much of a look like -- we I don't know if.
Act on a -- pictured.
There was a net spectacularly in their respective their respected here is we with a touch up my get up -- Rico cannot -- OK we couldn't show you the box that it comes in because there are other parts to the cost just.
What's your margin obviously he picked -- the business that.
Usually those -- triple.
The triple your margin on that something.
The master -- good customs are pretty good.
By the way -- come on in here because this is this is one of the big -- disappear very and I had a mess is this is a very hot -- for those who don't know this is guy fox is a big hero of anarchist and libertarians -- everybody's.
Using this guy for their own purposes but it's big and occupy -- -- sold over a thousand units of those in the past week.
Now we had to order more we've we've sold out presently occupy walls because we always sell -- -- a couple of hundred each year but this year of thousand of what is out.
Challenges of of figuring out.
But -- don't like -- of of of figuring out what the hot thing is it's such short notice.
Your supply and demand in your inventory is got to be very very ill with a lot of alacrity I'm sure.
On licensed products.
You know it's a lot of guesswork because you know with kids you know what's gonna be hot if there's what -- -- in America right you know that top because the Henry's parents Angry Birds it was hot.
Four was hot usually a license kids is there's not a lot of guesswork as you put that in -- order enough to carry how many units are gonna have in store.
That's easy it's anything else that you order you don't -- -- sexy cops are gonna be this year of sexy -- Those are the hard guesses so how much stuff do you have left over at the end of this.
Usually have a few million dollars and you know depending on how many units but you know if you're -- eight million dollars in have two million that's pretty -- they take it back -- supplier particularly about but the good part about Halloween is a vampire -- is always going to be a vampire -- you know that man's always going to be -- -- -- always going to be Superman says it's not a perishable -- so you could -- -- calling it walking dead is big needless to say you've got -- -- -- -- -- so what we did something interest -- -- and we -- the rock and -- -- robots.
We put him in front of the protesters.
And we put mr.
Wall Street don't wanna home and encounters editorial the other and they were in front of that or protest that's creative thing you've got to be really Smart with -- -- -- -- mix and -- yet.
And now what was the other one I think that -- that was.
All walking dead -- -- the show zombies are are on fire now.
Because this show walking dead we've been selling so much zombie stuff right -- to any cross promotion.
What we're doing we're doing across -- -- AMC right now.
By the way the CEO of AMC Josh -- is going to be on Fox Business on Monday with the walking dead makeup artist.
And we're gonna -- somebody from upstairs from our newsroom and happened during the year during the hour get done by a whopping debt make up artist that's going to be on the 3 PM.
It's your time countdown -- the closing bell so.
Penalty and that's amazing zombie stuff with walking -- is just may not -- going to be for -- I was in -- has -- believe and our library entrance.
You said you were have you learned is that thing I have a -- -- I haven't that was my guys my district matters if they hit goal.
The three partners are gonna dress up this reality reality people wanna my partner is gonna be Kim Kardashian look at the other one is that a male partner has but -- -- meltdown that I was gonna -- does Bono.
And I think the other -- was going to be Snooki.
That's only is only a favorite goal it gives them incentive that hit the goals.
Todd candy great to see investors like to hear that -- -- answered I got my keys in New York is -- body -- even for just the make -- it's unbelievable thank you somewhat.
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