It may seem far too early to be doing Christmas Shopping, but many large retail stores scattered around the UK / USA have already refurbished their aisles to accommodate a plethora of Christmas trees, decorations and wrapping paper.
Whilst many customers are quickly wheeling their trolleys past the sparkling aisles, others are searching for the best deals and the best materials before they all disappear.
“It’s too early but if you don’t buy it now, it’s gone,” says Rebecca Kotter, 55. “I’d rather it was later. You know, let’s first get through Halloween! But you’ve got to grab it because they get rid of their ribbons very quickly.”
But perhaps it is best to get your decorations as quickly as possible. Costco’s Chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, stated that most of the Christmas stock only holds a mark-up of 10-11%, which means that the company cannot afford to have price reductions nearer to Christmas day.
In the heat of summer, a staggering 151 days before December 25th, Harrods (London’s most notorious department store) opened its Christmas Department ready to make some early sales.
On the same day in July, London’s Selfridges department store also opened a festive department which sold 2000 baubles in the first 7 days!
We will leave it up to you to decide whether or not it’s too early to start Christmas shopping for personal use. However, we can tell you that Botanica Nurseries Ltd will be taking orders for Corporate Christmas Trees in the next few days! watch this space!
Read the full news story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14956224