Retailers prepare for Christmas rush

The next four days will be extremely busy for retailers, with 65 percent of Australians admitting they either haven’t started or are yet to finish their Christmas shopping, the Australian National Retailers Association said today.

A survey of 1,000 people conducted late last week found that only 35 percent had fully completed their shopping, 29 percent hadn’t started, and 36 percent had only partly completed their shopping.

ANRA CEO Margy Osmond said retailers should expect a big rush over the next few days.

“It is easy to see why people are leaving their shopping until the last minute as there is a large amount of pre-Christmas discounting going on,” she said.

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