Increase in festive shoppers brings cheer to town traders
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 2:50PM GMT.
ST Helier’s stores have enjoyed a strong start to the Christmas trading period – with a sharp rise in shopping activity in King Street.
Figures released to the JEP show that the number of people recorded by the footfall counter outside Voisin’s department store last week was almost seven per cent up on the same time last year.
And several of town’s biggest stores have reported a rise in sales compared to the first week of the festive shopping period last December.
The footfall counter recorded 198,104 movements last week – an increase of 12,343 on the same week last year.