The snowstorm moving through the Midwest and taking aim at the Northeast this weekend shouldn't hurt holiday shopping too much, Martin Franklin, founder consumer products powerhouse Jarden, told CNBC on Thursday.
Many of the company's major brands such as Yankee Candle, Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, and Crock-Pot are popular gift items.
In a "Squawk Box" interview, Franklin predicted a "pretty good" holiday shopping season. "If you're up 2 percent, something like that, I think that's a pretty healthy performance in-line with GDP or around there."
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With the late start to the holiday shopping season and the rough winter weather that's hit many parts of the country already, "weather always has an impact," he acknowledged, but added: "At the end of the day, people who want to buy gifts are going to find a way one way or another to buy," perhaps forgoing malls in favor of shopping online.