National Retail Federation spokesperson Kathy Grannis connects the dots to see a big Halloween...

|By:, SA News Editor

National Retail Federation spokesperson Kathy Grannis connects the dots to see a big Halloween for major retailers. Though pop-up Halloween stores are increasingly popular, they can't keep up the surge in spending on costumes that's been seen in the last few years. Add in to the mix the upcoming presidential election with the tantalizing temptation to dress up as a political figure and it all adds up to a potentially nice October boost for Target (TGT -0.1%), Wal-Mart (WMT -0.3%), and Costco (COST +0.4%) amongst others.