North Central Wholesalers Association’s annual survey reported on 34 wholesale distributors who provided information on their hours for the upcoming holiday season: 25 said they will be open for business Thursday, Dec. 24, most of the day; and nine companies said they would be closed Dec. 24.
Also, 27 wholesalers said they would remain closed Saturday, Dec. 26. Several wholesalers
are always closed Saturday. For the New Year’s holiday, 20 of the 34
respondents said they would be closing early on Thursday, Dec. 31, most around
noon. A couple of members reported that they will give half of the employees
off on Dec. 24 and the other half off on Dec. 31; some members will be closed
over the holiday period for inventory.