Boxing Day sales: Millions of bargain-hunters hit shops
26 December 2015
From the section Business
Millions of shoppers have hit the Boxing Day sales on high streets across the UK, seeking out the best bargains.
The keenest queued from the early hours, with some stores opening their doors from 06:00 GMT.
Retailers including Harrods, Liberty, House of Fraser, Next and Marks & Spencer dropped their prices in store, and offered more discounts online.
Wealthy Chinese tourists were expected to help fuel record takings at London shops, the New West End Company said.
Selfridges reported its best-ever first hour of trade, taking more than £2m between 09:00 GMT and 10:00 GMT.
Online shoppers were expected to spend £856m on Boxing Day – up 22% from last year’s £699m – according to data firm Experian and online retailing trade association IMRG.
Media captionThe BBC’s Joe Lynam speaks to Boxing Day shoppers at London’s Brent …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed