The economic disaster that unfolds every day in America is wiping companies and some industries away. At the same time, other industries are thriving. There’s always a winner.
Jennifer Alsever, writing on Medium, points to several of the current winners.
For example, backyard pools are en fuego, right now. One maker, Blue Wave, is experiencing historic sales. According to Alsever, the company often gets more than 6,000 orders in a single day from retailers, which struggle to keep pools from Blue Wave in stock.
Pools from its competitor Intex have also been out of stock at online retailers like Home Depot.
The demand for backyard pools is so great (and the supply dwindling) that a new trend emerged. Now, stock-tank swimming pools are selling out on agriculture sites like TractorSupply.com.
Tip: To ensure that the water keeps moving in your stock-tank swimming pool, (which not only helps filter impurities, it also guards against mosquitoes), you’ll need a small pump, a filter, and several feet of tubing, all of which you can find at Tractor Supply.
Beyond The Backyard
At least 46 million Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next year, according to a recent survey by the RV Industry Association.
Airstream saw retail deliveries up 49 percent in May 2020 over the previous year, a record for the company, Justin Humphreys, Airstream vice president of sales, told Car and Driver.
Like Airstream, Winnebago is selling to new buyers. In previous years, the number of new buyers ran between 20 and 35 percent. This year the company has seen that number climb to an estimated 45 to 50 percent, especially in the towable category.
Sales of ski boats were up 338% in May, pontoon boat sales jumped 292%, and cruiser boats were up 239%, according to market research firm BoatsGroup.
Campgrounds are also at capacity, as people get out and about, despite rising threats to public health and safety, particularly across the Sunbelt.
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