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Christmas Eve trade

Mark Fletcher
December 24th, 2017 · 5 Comments

While I said yesterday would be the biggest day of the year, today will demonstrate the value of Sunday trading for centre based newsagencies. Whereas many high street shops, including newsagencies, will be closed today, those of us in centres will be open. I expect it will be a good trading day, but not and good as yesterday. However, it would be terrific to be wrong.

Part of the work today is to ensure everything is ready for the BOXING DAY SALE that starts December 26. We have bought especially for this, as we do every year. Given the excellent retail conditions we are experiencing right now, I am excited for the sale.

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  • 1 Colin, Malvern SA // Dec 24, 2017 at 7:30 AM

    Interesting day ahead, expecting busy morning with all quiet by early afternoon.

    Not a fan of stock purchasing specifically for sales. Maybe I am old school, I view sales items not previously stocked as unethical.

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  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Dec 24, 2017 at 7:37 AM

    Not a fan either but we need to ensure we have enough for the most of the sale period in the shopping centre.

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  • 3 Allan Wickham // Dec 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Smashed it today and yesterday…..enjoying a nice cold beer now. Merry Xmas everyone.

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  • 4 jenny // Dec 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Crazy day Saturday but what surprised me was Sunday sales pretty much the same as Saturday.
    I thought Sunday would be a bit hectic in the morning but would die off in the afternoon with families starting Xmas celebrations earlier.
    Best Sunday ever!

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  • 5 ERIC // Dec 27, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    we closed at 8 pm on sunday night and people still shopping

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