BURY ST EDMUNDS SHOPS ARE BUZZING !!!

BURY ST EDMUNDS SHOPS ARE BUZZING !!!

Postby Cannydc » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:35 am

Or rather, they aren't.

In fact, faced with some very tasty prices hikes in food and fuel, it seems that the Brexit squeeze is well and truly on and shoppers are voting with their feet.

The number of people out shopping in the UK in the first two weeks of December fell "significantly" compared to last year, retail researchers say.

Analysis firm Springboard found a 4.9% decrease in footfall at shopping centres, retail parks and high streets.

The figures come as a retail analyst said it expected shops to make big discounts in the week before Christmas.

Consultancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers said it was anticipating more retailers to be discounting in the week leading up to Christmas than during the Black Friday weekend.

The six weeks from the end of November to the start of January account for up to half of any major retailer's annual profits.

Have a bad Christmas, and you'll have a bad year.

Add in falling real incomes because inflation is high and wage growth is modest, and retailers are especially nervous this year.

Naturally all available excuses will be trotted out. Weather, whatever. Some will search endlessly for 'good' news to offset the likely cull of weaker retailers come January by falsely inflating buyer confidence. But reality is hitting people's wallets. And they aren't spending.
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Postby McAz » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:36 am

Golly, poor malamute. :gigglesnshit:
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Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:44 am

Same story the last half dozen Christmases.
Sales down footfall down look for bargains leading up to Xmas etc.
The internet is doing very well.
Crowded shopping centres and terrorism frighten people off.
Parking nightmares do too.
Shopping in weather and traffic is so out of date.
The last minute price slashing we were told would happen the last half dozen Christmases didn't materialize.
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Postby Viper » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:50 am

Lol. Canny read a book and learn about correlation you lightweight. Then ask what is causing reduced footfall in market towns? Online shopping or brexit.

Then look at like for like internet sales and see they are on the up.

No need to thank me i already have a warm glow.
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Postby Trapper John » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 am

Rolluplostinspace wrote:Same story the last half dozen Christmases.
Sales down footfall down look for bargains leading up to Xmas etc.
The internet is doing very well.
Crowded shopping centres and terrorism frighten people off.
Parking nightmares do too.
Shopping in weather and traffic is so out of date.
The last minute price slashing we were told would happen the last half dozen Christmases didn't materialize.


Stop talking absolute Sense Jack ..... we know it's all to do with brexit as is everything else. :roll:
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Postby Trapper John » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:47 am

For what it's worth, the shops and retail parks around here are absolutely heaving. Went to see my brother in Bexleyheath yesterday, took me 20 minutes just to get off at the A2 junction. And thats quite a modest shopping area really with Bluewater and Lakeside so close, which by the way you wouldn't catch me going anywhere near at this time of year.
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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:47 am

For all the silly people putting this down to online shopping don't be so silly.

Online shopping tends to happen before 'Cyber Monday' as that is the last date after which delivery for Christmas cannot be guaranteed my many online retailers. It is then that the attention properly reverts back to the high street where - we are finding - sales are significantly down.

Still that's not really a surprise with falling wages, rising inflation and uncertainty in the job market.
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Postby Viper » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:58 am

Guest wrote:For all the silly people putting this down to online shopping don't be so silly.

Online shopping tends to happen before 'Cyber Monday' as that is the last date after which delivery for Christmas cannot be guaranteed my many online retailers. It is then that the attention properly reverts back to the high street where - we are finding - sales are significantly down.

Still that's not really a surprise with falling wages, rising inflation and uncertainty in the job market.


Lol. Well you're entitled to your analysis.

Alternatively heres what ONS indicate...

https://www.ons.gov.uk/businessindustry ... vember2017
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Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:01 pm

I'm going shopping in a bit, need a new outfit for tomorrow's Xmas do. Will report back.
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Postby Viper » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:02 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:I'm going shopping in a bit, need a new outfit for tomorrow's Xmas do. Will report back.


Going to Bury St Edmonds?
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Postby Raggamuffin » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:02 pm

A lot of shops discount stuff because they need it to be gone by Christmas, so they can be ready for the next year. They might have got in tons of Christmas stuff and they need the room for next year's stock.
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Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:26 pm

Viper wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:I'm going shopping in a bit, need a new outfit for tomorrow's Xmas do. Will report back.


Going to Bury St Edmonds?


No, I'll tell you when I get back.

Trust no one! :ooer:
You may jump on a train and start following me around with my shopping bags.
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Postby Trapper John » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Viper wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:I'm going shopping in a bit, need a new outfit for tomorrow's Xmas do. Will report back.


Going to Bury St Edmonds?


No, I'll tell you when I get back.

Trust no one! :ooer:
You may jump on a train and start following me around with my shopping bags.


A bag lady ..... yep it figures. Has someone stolen your supermarket trolley?
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Postby Trapper John » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:A lot of shops discount stuff because they need it to be gone by Christmas, so they can be ready for the next year. They might have got in tons of Christmas stuff and they need the room for next year's stock.


Thats probably the most boring avi I've ever seen, the bleeding horse isn't even real. :ooer:
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Postby Raggamuffin » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:40 pm

Trapper John wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:A lot of shops discount stuff because they need it to be gone by Christmas, so they can be ready for the next year. They might have got in tons of Christmas stuff and they need the room for next year's stock.


Thats probably the most boring avi I've ever seen, the bleeding horse isn't even real. :ooer:



I like horses which aren't real. :snooty:
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