President of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations, Vernel Nicholls, looking at flowers in F. W. Woolworth yesterday. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)
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As shoppers thronged the streets in Bridgetown yesterday seeking early Christmas bargains, some store operators said they were looking forward to the holiday season after less than ideal Black Friday sales.
Most of the stores opened around noon for the start of Christmas Sunday shopping and managers reported a healthy flow of customers, with shoppers in search of items such as table mats, curtains, bed sheets, cutlery and Yuletide ornaments.
At F. W. Woolworth, manager Martin Bryan said he was hoping for an increase in sales. He said the store did not perform as well as last year for the Black Friday discounts, and attributed it to the tough economic times. (SB)
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