Shopkeepers expect record spending this Christmas

18th December 2012, Comments 0 comments

Despite the economic crisis, shopkeepers in the Netherlands expect record sales this Christmas, according to retail group Detailhandel Nederland.

In total, retailers expect us to spend €790m extra this month, up €5m on 2010’s record expenditure.

Spending is up in particular on clothes, as people treat themselves to a new outfit, and presents such as tablet computers.

‘Christmas is a tradition, a special feast that has been celebrated for centuries,’ said the retail group’s director Sander van Golberdinge. ‘People won’t let that be taken away from them.’


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