Record Christmas sales at centre:mk

A young child is delighted to receive a Frozen-themed Christmas present
A young child is delighted to receive a Frozen-themed Christmas present
0
Have your say

More than 3,000 people queued for the Boxing Day sales in centre:mk last month - a new record for the city.

Retail bosses said 2014 was a bumper year for Milton Keynes outlets, with 250,000 shoppers heading to the centre in the two days leading up to Christmas, and several store reporting record Christmas sales.

The biggest sellers were the NutriBullet nutrition extractor. Tudor’s diamonds and charms, cameras and selfie sticks, wearable technology, and anything themed Disney’s Frozen.

The biggest MK-themed hit was the Milton Keynes Monopoly Board, while shops also sold enough chocolate oranges to go around the centre three times.

Pam Gosal, head of corporate economic development & inward investment at Milton Keynes Council, said: “It’s been another great year for centre:mk with new stores opening, which bring in more jobs and visitors to the city. The arrival of big name brands like Jigsaw, Cath Kidston and the White Company proves that Milton Keynes continues to be a popular shopping destination for retailers and shoppers alike.

“I am delighted by the growth of the Retail sector here as it is one of the largest employment sectors in Milton Keynes and I hope that 2015 is just as successful.”