Boxing day boost as shoppers out in force

Welsh shoppers were out in force on Boxing Day for the first day of the post Christmas sales. One shopping centre in Cardiff welcomed almost a hundred and forty thousand shoppers through its doors.

It would seem St David's shopping centre has defied the downturn over the past week, breaking previous records for both visitor numbers and retail sales.

Over 1.3 million shoppers visited St David's in Cardiff during the week leading up to Christmas, spending up to £2.5 million a day.

“Boxing Day is a significant date in the Christmas sales period and our stores can be just as busy after Christmas as during the week leading up to it. Holding sales after Christmas attracts more shoppers and helps retailers clear their excess stock before bringing in new season lines.

“Shoppers are more financially conscious this year than any other, and the sales period gives them the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain and make the most of their money.

– Steven Madeley, Centre Director

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Christmas shopping 'boom'

One shopping centre in Cardiff is reporting a record breaking week, with over 1.3 million shoppers visiting the centre over the past 7 days spending up to 2.5 million a day.