Early Easter egg sales scrambling our heads
Collette McWhinnie Leanne O’Neill Joan Doig John Keegan Residents think sales run too soon
Stupid idea Out of hand Far too early Crazy
Easter is still nearly two months away - but that hasn’t stopped shops stocking up and selling festive chocolate treats.
Supermarkets and retailers are targeting holiday periods earlier and earlier in a bid to get shoppers parting with cash as quickly as possible. We asked Wishaw residents if they thought the practice was now getting out of hand.
Seventy-one year-old John Keegan, from Wishaw, called the early sales “crazy”.
“The kids love it but they’re asking for money for ages now because the eggs are always near the tills,” John said. “It’s way too early and it’s getting to be the same way as Christmas.”
Joan Doig, a retired nurse from Motherwell, agrees with John.
She said: “It’s far too early. I’m looking at it now thinking Easter is miles away from now. It makes you think it’s coming up sooner than it is.”
Research has shown that in an average year, £150 million is spent on traditional Easter eggs with another £100 million splashed out on other Easter treats.
Collette McWhinnie, a carer from Carluke, also thinks it’s “stupid” how early chocolate eggs are sold these days.
And her pal Leanne O’Neill, a hairdresser from Wishaw, thinks the whole practice has got way out of hand.
“It’s absolutely crazy how early they’re selling them now,” she said.
“Santa’s not even back at the North Pole yet!”