SHOPOWNERS in Boston have reported a positive end to the year after sales and shoppers increased over the Christmas period.
People queued outside Oldrids department store, in Strait Bargate, as the doors opened for the Boxing Day sales.
Marketing manager Tom Coldwell said although people seemed to leave their Christmas shopping a bit later this year, it was a sign people were shopping smarter.
He said: “Pre-Christmas ended on an up and with regards to our Boxing Day sale, we had queues outside all our doors.
“Our early sales were very favourable and we have a positive outlook for the rest of the January sales. Hopefully everybody in Boston is.”
Pescod Square centre manager Andy Pottle said businesses were pleased with the number of people in town.
He said: “Footfall is up and there has been more people this Christmas than last.”
Furniture store Cammacks, in Wide Bargate, closed the week leading up to Christmas to prepare for its sale launch but re-opened the Monday after with its sale.
Manager Richard Cammack said: “There seems to have been quite a lot of interest being created by the sale.
“As far as we’re concerned we’re quite happy.”
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