Retail stores do work on a different time frame than the rest of the world.
As a kid I remember watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and they went to the store to get their Halloween costumes.
The store was displaying Christmas decorations.
I remember thinking, “That would never happen in real life.”
But a few years later I got a job at Tears and the Christmas displays were going up not long after Halloween.
That was twenty years ago...
--Hardware Dept Slave