Saturday, December 20, 2008

BBC NEWS | Business | Bargain hunters come out in force Consumerism Returns to England

Millions of Britons have finally flocked to the shops to take advantage of the price cuts and promotions ahead of Christmas.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said traders would now "breathe a sigh of relief" that customers had simply delayed Christmas, not cancelled it.Retailers saw an increase in spending by UK customers and European shoppers enjoying the weakened pound.Shopping centres around the UK reported queues from early on Saturday morning.Many shops are introducing up to an hour's "browsing time" on Sunday to get around trading laws, and next week, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda will open some stores for 24-hours.
BBC NEWS | Business | Bargain hunters come out in force
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