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Firework sales saw an increase this past weekend

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 5:37 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Firework sales were booming this 4th of July. People headed out to the firework displays and stands across the ArkLaMiss to get in the spirit of the holiday.

One supplier had record sales for those wanting to paint the sky with their own display of freedom.

Ashley Routon, regional manager of Little Dixie Fireworks, said despite the national stock issues with fireworks, their establishments did well.

“This weekend we saw record numbers. People were in, they were very excited to get out and get fireworks to shoot off with their friends and family. The weather was perfect. It was just set up to be a fantastic year as far as the fireworks industry goes.“

Routon’s business saw all her locations do well, many ending up short at the end of the night.

”We had about six of our tent locations completely sell slick by the night last night. So it’s been an interesting and very fun ride.”

She also expressed that they are holding on to their stock for the New Year’s Eve holiday season, which begins in December, just in case the shortage happens to extend longer this year. She is hoping that the distribution will return back to normal in the coming months.

The fireworks shortage this year was blamed on logistics and the shortage of workers to handle and distribute products coming into the United States.

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