I understand that your timetable says that your stores should start preparing for Spring and Summer, but really most of us still have needs for winter.
Ever decide in February that your old winter coat really isn’t cutting it? Good luck finding any winter coats in stores!
Ever run out of ice melter in February and you know there are three more storms before thaw? Good luck finding any in stores! Ever have your snow shovel break in February?
Just come on. Stores like hardware stores used to be about selling you relevant supplies you need today, not luxuries like patio furniture you won’t be able to use for three more months.