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Christmas Shopping Trends

On the busiest shopping weekend of the year, we head out to talk to shoppers in the Midlands.

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Recession, what recession? 1am queues for record Highcross Boxing Day sales

Shoppers queued from as early as 1am to catch the sales. Credit: Highcross Shopping Centre

More than 80,000 people visited Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester yesterday with consumers queuing from as early as 1am for the Boxing Day sales.

More than 1.5m people visited Highcross Credit: Highcross Shopping Centre

More than 1.5 million shoppers entered the centre in the run up to Christmas with many more expected in the days leading up to the New Year.

Highcross expect two million shoppers through their doors for December Credit: Highcross Shopping Centre

Highcross saw a year-on-year sales increase of 3% for December with total sales for the year up 5%.

The shopping centre expects a total of two million shoppers through their doors for the month of December.

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