Despite the economic crisis, shopkeepers in the Netherlands expect record sales this Christmas, according to retail group Detailhandel Nederland.
In total, retailers expect us to spend €790m extra this month, up €5m on 2010’s record expenditure.
Spending is up in particular on clothes, as people treat themselves to a new outfit, and buy presents such as tablet computers.
‘Christmas is a tradition, a special feast that has been celebrated for centuries,’ said the retail group’s director Sander van Golberdinge. ‘People won’t let that be taken away from them.’
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