Are you considering starting your own fireworks business? If you are, we can help! Before you start picking out product or scouting locations, the number one question to ask is, “Can I sell fireworks?” Fireworks sold in retail stores, tents and stands are consumer fireworks that have been approved by the CPSC and labeled as 1.4G.
At Winco, we’ve been doing fireworks long enough to know that even though our sales are seasonal, our business is global and year round. That’s why our business strategies and planning have to be long range. We’ve learned throughout the years that the further out we can plan and the more strategic we can be, the more success we can have.
Meet Aaron Colson from Black Market Fireworks, Joplin, MO and Winco Fireworks customer since 1978. Like many fireworks business owners, Aaron Colson grew up “in” the family business. His father, Vic Colson, started the company and retired from the business after a lifetime career in the fireworks industry. Aaron and his wife, Heather, intend to pass the legacy on to their daughters someday.
As order sheets are finalized, we wanted to share a few highlights from the new product catalog. This year, we have more Black Cat® products than previous years, are offering quality promotional and true value cakes. These new cakes give you the chance to get Black Cat fireworks in the hands of more customers and will beat any generic counterpart on performance.
From the Midwest to the South, Bruce Pyles moved nearly 1,000 miles to sell fireworks. With what started out as a summer gig, grew into a full-time opportunity has now turned into an almost forty-year career. Bruce has experience in all aspects of the fireworks business, from running retail locations to building warehouses.
“Hey, where’d you get that shirt? I love Black Cat fireworks!” That’s what Winco CEO Mike Collar hears whenever he wears one of his Black Cat shirts anywhere in the United States.
When you think about the Black Cat® logo and the brand, there aren’t many brands with a logo that is as recognized across..