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‘Start your Christmas shopping early’, BRC urges consumers

New national advertising campaign launches urging shoppers to plan for Christmas earlier this year to help ease the load on retailers.

Consumers are being urged to start their Christmas shopping early this year by the British Retail Consortium to help ease the load on retailers.

The BRC is concerned that the hectic rush of holiday shopping normally at its peak in late November and December could create health and safety risks for shoppers, store colleagues, warehouse workers and delivery drivers.

The new ‘Shop early, start wrapping, enjoy Christmas’ campaign is looking to mitigate that by encouraging shoppers to begin shopping earlier, reported Fashion United.

“While celebrations will no doubt be a little different this year, we know customers want to keep Christmas special,” said Helen Dickinson, ceo of BRC. “That’s why we’re encouraging people to shop early and prevent the last-minute rush so their fellow customers and all the store colleagues, warehouse workers and delivery drivers working behind the scenes, have the space they need to stay safe and well.”

Helen continued: “BRC’s September sales figures show signs some customers have already started a little earlier than usual, as spreading your Christmas shopping has many benefits in today’s climate – from safety to managing finances.

“However, we want more people to embrace the true Christmas spirit, think of others and ‘Shop Early, Start Wrapping’ and most of all Enjoy Christmas – however they are celebrating.”

The campaign will run across national print and social channels until early November.

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