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Shops open late tonight

Shops open late tonight

Thursday 04 September 2014

Shops open late tonight

Don’t forget your shopping bags if you are planning on doing some late night shopping tonight.

Many of the shops in town are staying open until 7 pm with retailers working to entice shoppers back to Jersey’s high street and away from their biggest threat - the internet.

They are reacting to the feedback of a recent town survey calling for them to stay open later at least one night a week.

The “Love Shopping, Love Thursdays” is being led by the larger retailers who hope more of the smaller shops and even market traders will get on board.

Emily Moore from the Large Space Retailers Group said: " We are looking forward to working with retailers and customers to launch further initiatives which will grow 'Love Shopping, Love Thursdays' over the coming weeks and months.'

BHS, De Gruchy, M&S, Boots, New Look, JT, Romerils and Voisins will all be open as well as a few of the smaller shops – Boo’s Boutique, Maison La Mare, Swarovski, Jack Wills, Crew Clothing, Collins, Costa Coffee and the Jersey Pottery shop.

St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said he hopes it will give the hospitality industry a boost too with people staying on in town for a drink or something to eat once the shops shut.

Parking is free from 5 pm.

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Posted by Roisin Pitman on
"Led by the large retailers". The owners of these large retailers are the ones who will be working late. A lot of smaller retailers who are owner/operators work much longer hours than normal and do not have the luxury of getting staff to work. Therefore if they want to open late they will be the ones yet again who just work and sleep. Hooray for the big retailers.
Posted by nigel pearce on
Our government seems only to care for non-local large establishments. They don't take into consideration the difficulties for the small local retailer; much like the average shopper who has never been involved in retail and thinks that all it involves is shovelling money, (all profit of course), into the till.
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