Christmas trading hours.12 December 2018
The retail property and placemaking industry is currently going through challenging times.
It is therefore important that retailers, owners / investors and management teams work closely together to maximise opportunities for trade at this critical time of year.
This year, Christmas Eve falls on a Monday and we would encourage all parties to consider their trading hours to allow stores to trade, for example, until at least 5pm. It is acknowledged that this should be balanced against the wishes of the majority of tenants regarding closing times and local need. However wherever possible, the retailers should be allowed to trade until at least 5pm to cater for their customer’s need to shop on Christmas eve and prove that retail property is open for business.