Despite the high inflation, a good Christmas business is to be expected at Donaupark Mauthausen.
Mathusen. According to a market survey commissioned by SES Spar European Shopping Centers, every third Austrian would like to spend more than 500 euros on Christmas gifts this year. Almost half of them plan as high a sum as the previous year.
The pre-Christmas period remains very important
“The pre-Christmas period in November and December remains one of the times with the highest sales in retail. For some sectors such as the sale of decorations, toys, jewelry or the book trade, this means more than a third of the total,” says Silvana Steinmetz, director of the Center Donaupark Mauthausen Home sales will now prove flat trade is on the rise “We are in a good position compared to the pre-corona level, so we are very positive about business this Christmas.”
Christmas gift trends
Her assessment of inflation: “I think because of high inflation, many people don’t want to do without Christmas shopping and now want to invest in gifts to make their loved ones happy.” The question of gift trends remains: “Jewelry will certainly be found under Christmas trees more often this year, as will mobile phones, computers and electronic devices. Of course, toys will continue to be the most popular gifts for children. Our popular Donaupark vouchers.
This year it will close on December 8th
This year, unlike before, Donaupark will remain closed for the December 8th shopping holiday. “On the one hand, we like to give our employees a relaxing day with their families, and on the other hand, the idea of energy saving and cost efficiency also plays a role here,” says Center Director Steinmetz. About 350 employees work at Donaupark Mauthausen.
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