Jersey Chamber of Commerce vice-president Ray Shead said that town was very busy over the weekend but he thought that Islanders would still be doing last-minute shopping today.
‘Trade has been brisk over the weekend and shops have been making up for the not-too-wonderful start to this month,’ he said. ‘From my own observations, town was very busy. There were lots of people around town all weekend.’
As well as running around town, shoppers were also busy filling their trolleys this weekend, with the Co-op Grand Marché, Safeway and two Checkers stores opening their doors yesterday.
‘The difference this year was that a number of the large supermarkets were open on Sunday as well,’ added Mr Shead. ‘The trade has been very brisk across the supermarkets as well and there is still today to come as far as food shopping is concerned.’
Nicola Taylor, manager at De Gruchy’s, said that Christmas trading had got off to a slow start this year but had quickened in pace on Sundays and late-night shopping on Thursdays.