And you think it’s hot! Last week alone, we sold over one-million pounds of ice and we still ran out! That’s enough to provide every person in the Stewart’s market area with fifteen ice cubes to cool them down on a hot summer day. Did you drink yours?
When temperatures reach 80 degrees, ice sales increase dramatically and when temperatures exceed 90 degrees, ice can be hard to find. In a typical week, Stewart’s would receive deliveries from Maplewood Ice every three days to each shop, but with the unusually long hot spell, we had to think outside the (ice) box.
To beat the heat, we set up ice trailers at busy shops and we are using our drivers and trucks to deliver ice to our busiest shops. Despite all these additional efforts, Stewart’s Shops is sorry to say that they did run out of ice in some areas.
Our drivers are working very hard to deliver all that ice and trying to stay cool. Stewart’s Shops hauling supervisor Joe Barton said, “A well-stocked ice truck is the coolest place to be on a 90 degree day. Delivering the ice, well that is another story.”
Ice wasn’t the only item in demand, on July 4th, we sold an astounding 4,500 bags of firewood. That’s enough firewood to supply each campfire at every single NYS campground with three logs to fuel their memory making campfires.