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Queens Birthday weekend is one of those weekends

Mark Fletcher
June 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

There is a slower pace with shoppers today, the first day of a three-day weekend (everywhere in Australia except for Western Australia). And fewer shoppers too. But they are spending, because there is not the usual Saturday rush that we see. I expect we will end the day ahead in dollars but down in traffic. I’m okay with that.

When I say it’s one of those weekends, I mean it is a holiday weekend without a purpose that retailers can easily tap into … commercialise.


Category: Newsagency challenges · Newsagency management · retail

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jenny // Jun 7, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    We had a fantastic day yesterday (bad weather) sold more magazines in one day than we have for ages.

    Unfortunately today was a beautiful sunny winters day and our shop was very quiet. Sales were way down on last years June long weekend Saturday.

    With predicted sunny weather tomorrow I’m expecting a slow Sunday.


  • 2 David @ Angle Vale Newsagency // Jun 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    A slow day for traffic for us, but our lotto sales were marginally above the average Saturday and shop sales fell just a whisker short of the 10 week average for Saturday.

    Did want to take one “customer” out for a belting though. When I mentioned she had purchased our last copy of BHG she said “Yes, I went in to the supermarket first to see if they had one”.

    I had to go out the back for a minute to keep my cool.

    So, a good day, but looking forward to a 2 day RnR. Enjoy the day off everyone. 🙂


  • 3 Carmen // Jun 8, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Day off David ?????
    We are open every day here.


  • 4 David @ Angle Vale Newsagency // Jun 8, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Yes carmen, a day off. We trade 6 days and in people friendly SA, no trade on public holidays. So a long weekend for me and a quick trip to visit her family in Brisbane for my partner.

    YAY for SA not succumbing to the shops must be open mantra!


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