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April this year and I think this explaining to our next guest is because we can't decide what to be Stevenson -- -- serious fear it CEO.
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Halloween is it really fun holiday best.
It's here's what people but it's fun.
But -- is one time a year how to do it how -- this storm like -- make it the other eleven months of the year.
Well first of all we are between 47365.
Halloween so it is not.
Just because we're here physically only a couple months where we're what they're calling pop -- -- you hear about and thought yeah right so physically we're here.
September October but the rest of the year is really planning and making this thing happened so it's not that it is figure out they often for -- That which is fun right -- -- six -- -- that is in question.
The great part though is you do have these pop up stores right and everybody's season everywhere I went to two more just driving and -- it must be.
I mean there's a bounty of police is for you to put your stores these this year isn't there.
Well certainly the real estate market has given us some opportunities but we've been around since 1983 so where the granddaddy of the pop up stores have been doing this -- long time.
And we have over 870 location so we're like a hermit crab we really existed all kinds of real thing we like the big boxes.
But we're in furniture stores where in in movie theater -- all kinds of different faces.
I mean was there that much.
Short term retail available oh yeah I mean there's always make it real -- I mean even in -- even in healthy is a prime spot.
Well you know selling its than we kill itself is always evolving something's changing good timing and technology changes retail so that's creates evolution.
Developers develop -- real estate so.
We don't really think it'd just -- an opportunistic yes we are you experiencing that day.
But our concept has been around for a long time and you hire people temporarily.
As a matter of fact a couple weeks ago we were the largest new employer in the US -- -- -- jobs report you know you're actually going higher 121000 seasonal workers this year.
And you're talking -- people looking for jobs.
We've processed over 200000 applications in the last couple weeks you hired to a dozen people but what happens to those people when -- Well we are -- the interim -- -- and they know that and you know some of the people who come to us it's sort of the old days people went worked in department stores for Christmas daddy hey now you come to a Halloween -- you work for a couple months to make -- Christmas money you don't even have to work during that.
Great point actually to have that flexibility to schedule exactly so we do get a lot of flexible work this is a large portion of the workforce that no less now look forward to us and -- orphaned boys who works heck yeah.
OK so let's talk about bell Halloween in general I mean you know every year -- kind of come out it's gonna have been -- behind her Halloween and it doesn't happen that way they'll Halloween.
Sizzling ranks right under for Christmas right right right and as you said before they even heard downstairs home is everybody's been coming your least favorite holiday we all want anticipate you go -- -- kids trick or treating.
Now it's about a party in this -- sort of the ultimate party.
We're calling kind of calling -- weekend because Halloween on the Sunday right summing up the party on Friday -- party on Saturday imparting on Sunday it's.
Your point Halloween is almost gone like borderline porn because it's some ending.
You know we all my career my kids and I just of his superhero added benefit -- I -- a girl got him that would.
For kindergartners well that wasn't my -- report was everybody's playing.
And that Halloween is really a -- fun holiday and we'll think about it.
It is really truly the one day you can escape and be whatever you want to be without consequences so and a.
They're all our.
You know certain extremes but it is it's the one day and everybody has fun with it but you do you -- the Kuwaiti Al actually you -- to adults as well we cater to the soup to nuts -- -- -- pets kids between teams -- are going into the sell it selling.
Better these days then so then.
I wouldn't -- better but I would say there's more and more adults participating in just as you said you're going out with -- girls now.
It's a really a family event it's a whole party and that's what's changed in terms of the way people use the holiday and think about it so -- group costume was -- Adults who are -- -- sort of thing -- -- their youth it's it's it's the best.
And the kids -- -- you know my -- that like almost my son is nine it's gonna go to school right but prior to this.
-- we were talking about what we're going to be all right Susan starts school the list companion my son my son is knowing he's pleased myself and so he's going to be thinking I always so he's on -- now making his list.
And kind of eliminating going down the list he's down to I think.
And maybe the Joker so what are the big -- -- this year.
Well the biggest kids customs I think they're going to be influenced we story for example push -- through such a huge hit and certainly anything that happens in pop culture and media has huge influence on.
On Halloween and and Toy Story 3 was was was a mega hit -- that way you know what's interesting about that.
It's kids but it's also adults.
You know sort of brilliant Toy Story this is the twentieth anniversary of Toy Story in he's getting rid of his -- -- those twenty somethings who left with the first -- story.
Now are also going to be out there as well as -- but it's my head and even think of it.
-- Story coming out again is it for you twice.
Well it is certainly -- about -- no question about it no -- -- he added the first time around everybody wanted to be -- and now here we are again bright and.
Our kids -- -- be back absolutely and -- you know every the the adults are highly of was there's so much the stalled and -- true elements that do includes a new I have customs for adults now -- Sesame Street.
It's the twentieth anniversary of teenage mutant ninja turtles got and we Gian Mario it's their 25 anniversary so you know it keeps coming around.
And yet in front of me is Lady Gaga -- Why I think he could you have that's like what I do -- -- and well.
You know she's a phenomenon she's has huge influence on fashion huge influence on and on culture and you know what she it.
If she creates a constant every single you -- -- -- she wears creates a new new fashion look and so this is there's so many different ways to interpret or you'll see.
You'll see lots of Lady Gaga is running around holy week and I only sure I Trace this back quite a best -- -- -- collectively.
But you know avatars had a huge influence on that but you also you know it's not just about these these people's.
That's Gypsies wigs and -- which is -- vampires and luck you'll love this he got everybody and I feel like this before huh.
-- -- goes into it again got the ads comes complete with the -- really got Paulie.
Let's have fun -- I -- producers but -- that ripped into shreds.
There's going to be a billion Jersey Shore crowds at parties around the country.
Snooki will be in a lot of places we didn't account for this that you -- a smoking bump we'll of course the proof.
I can't -- it but -- million.
-- he made quick break gate quickly sales up and down year over year -- right now -- Tracking where respect -- to be.
But because of -- -- the weekend with how we react we and then RF has said that they expect to be great holiday Yuma and world report it but it's -- come you're not alone.
You know -- -- and what the constant it certainly is well known as photo is my last question this definitely is right what a great -- he got them into one other thing -- -- -- here.
We we think a holiday that this could best do something great and we we -- the spirit of children that's October 19 we are in a hundred hospitals.
All over the country Haiti October 19 will be running Halloween cut Halloween parties and all these -- -- sick kids when you put up sick and how we -- smiles here here.
We're collecting for the all the proceeds -- dollar for each of these bracelets.
All the proceeds go to hospitals -- the country hundreds of -- over two million dollars for it again.
At the store or online option for instance here we're sponsoring my mom and he's a Children's Hospital no work and Saint Mary's in Queens it's fabulous.
Love that thank you thank you forget that and -- -- bracelet.
And -- not -- Please don't quietly begun Hitler we'll come on -- me and -- old school -- We got them coming back that sounds good but -- -- it's it's it's gonna agree to do with crystal ball.
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Seated so I signed thank you so much for being with us via -- spirit -- format popping up everywhere they're actually they're all up already and go get a job if you need when somebody.
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