63% of shoppers would like to see Sunday trading introduced in Jersey according to a new shoppers survey of more than 1,000 people including islanders and visitors.
Islanders mainly want:
- Lower costs
- A greater choice of discount retailers
- Improved customer service
- Later opening hours
- Sunday opening
- More parking spaces
Visitors also want Sunday opening, but additionally want more independent shops and street fairs.
Senator Lyndon Farnham, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture believes there's an opportunity to improve the shoppers experience.
The States says the survey will "influence the retail development strategy".
It was commissioned by the States of Jersey and conducted by independent researchers 4Insight.
Jersey's Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the survey, saying a retail strategy is "long overdue".