Bonnington Plastics Discusses How Businesses Are Preparing For Snow During Christmas 2012

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UK based wholesalers Bonnington Plastics discuss how businesses are preparing for snow during Christmas 2012.

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Extreme winters are set to continue in the UK

Many of the retailers we supply are preparing for winter by stocking up on sledges, snow shovels and other winter products.

Bonnington Plastics, a UK based trade wholesaler, discusses how businesses are preparing for snow and other bad weather in 2012.

Since 2009 winters in the UK have been more extreme due to an increase in the level of Arctic sea-ice melting. This means more warmth from the sun is absorbed, slowing down the polar jet stream, which is important for moving weather patterns across the UK. With the stream slowed down, weather fronts hang over the UK for much longer, resulting in extreme levels of snowfall and other weather conditions.

The result of these lingering extreme weather fronts is more snow than the UK has seen in the last 18 years, as the BBC reported at the time. Reactions were mixed, with many people enjoying being able to go out and play, have days off work or school. However, roads were full of cars which had to be abandoned due to the appalling weather and 3 hour car journeys turned into 72 hour car journeys, ruining Christmas for many.

Most people are expecting an equally heavy amount of snow for 2012 and are preparing appropriately. An Administrative Sales Representative for Bonnington Plastics added, “Many of the retailers we supply are preparing for winter by stocking up on sledges, snow shovels and other winter products. When we asked our retailers why they were buying this winter stock so early they told us it was because all of their customers who don’t want to get caught out by the snow and end up trapped. This is in addition to the usual level of children that are expected to go out sledging this year.”

By preparing for Christmas early and purchasing their Christmas stock now, many retailers are able to have their Christmas stock ready for when the snow falls. Some retailers lost out on Christmas sales in previous years, with the snow creating stalled deliveries, but for 2012 most retailers now realise it pays to be prepared.

Bonnington Plastics, cash and carry is a UK based wholesaler which provides to many retailers around the country. The company are best-known for the Kingfisher range of goods, which they manufacture and covers a wide range of retail markets.

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