MARCH 7, 2018 | BY RUDY RAPHAEL FOR BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY
March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. If the groundhog sees his shadow, it means 6 more weeks of winter. While these old wives tales may seem ridiculous to some, (these people probably live in San Diego, which was voted best weather in the U.S.) the weather has a huge influence on consumer behavior, and the effects are much more extensive than the obvious rain boot and snow shovel examples. Weather affects consumers’ mood, which influences buying behavior and dictates where they purchase, what they purchase, and how much they are willing to spend.