Bromsgrove stores to open on Sundays in bid to boost trade

By Tristan Harris Wednesday 31 October 2012 Updated: 05/11 15:47

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MORE THAN 30 stores in Bromsgrove will open their doors this Sunday (November 4) and on Sundays throughout November and December in a bid to boost trade in the run up to Christmas.

It follows a survey conducted by Jan Coulson, who runs, which revealed many town centre businesses would be prepared to open on Sundays if others followed suit.

He said: "Many of the shops, particularly the chains, had tried opening on Sunday, but because it was only one or two shops at a time, it hasn't really worked."

And he said, hopefully, as it was more en masse this time around, more people would be encouraged to shop in the town centre.

Mr Coulson said: "A lot of the shops are struggling at the moment, so any extra trade they can get out of their fixed costs would be welcomed - especially in the run up to Christmas."

He added even more stores would be opening their doors throughout December and there would be a further boost in the last two weekends before Christmas - on December 15 and 16 and 22 and 23 - when Bromsgrove District Council offered free parking in the town centre car parks.

Among the stores opening on Sundays, will be Store Twenty One, Argos, Sweetz, Sports Direct, Midland Waterlife, M&Co, Mothercare, Blunts shoes and Bodycare.

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