How much profit do fireworks stands make?

Dec 16, 2022
One fireworks business owner said a 20% profit margin is considered "great."
As the new year approaches, some fireworks businesses are starting to pitch their tents.
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Fireworks inflation means less bang for your buck this Fourth of July

Jul 4, 2022
Prices are up for the little things you set off in your backyard and the big shows your town puts on in the park.
During the height of the pandemic, consumer fireworks sales got a boost from people who stayed home for the Fourth of July.
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Concerns about wildfires drive sales of "safe and sane" fireworks

Jul 4, 2022
But even these ground-based varieties come with risks.
The term "safe and sane” refers to fireworks that are considered less likely to cause injury or start fires.
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You might not get a fireworks show this July 4th

Jul 1, 2021
Fireworks are more expensive because of supply chain issues. And in many parts of the dry West they're banned.
Dry, hot weather in certain parts of the U.S. and supply chain issues are to blame.
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Here’s how animal shelters are preparing for fear-inducing fireworks

Jul 3, 2018
More pets go missing around the Fourth of July holiday than any other time. Amid the din and the bright lights of the fireworks, dogs and cats often scramble for cover and end up losing their way. Animal shelters are gearing up to handle the influx of runaways. Click the audio player above to hear […]

What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks? Some towns are about to find out

Jul 4, 2017
Not every town can afford a fireworks extravaganza.

Fireworks spark up a black market economy

Jul 4, 2014
Illegal firework trafficking is low priority for police, but not for firefighters.

For public good, not for profit.

Fireworks Tech: Behind the scenes

Jul 4, 2013
Displays are getting more impressive thanks to new technologies like computerized electronic matches and synchronized music.

Fireworks sellers going strong despite heat, cancellations

Jul 4, 2012
With forecasts of excessive heat, rainstorms, and fire danger, a number of communities are calling off their fireworks celebrations this year. And of course local government budgets have also been under strain lately.

These fireworks are brought to you by Bacardi

Jul 4, 2012
Thanks to corporate sponsors, Coral Gables, Fla., gets its fireworks show back after budget woes axed it six years ago.

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