It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
THE October retail trade figures for Queensland have shown sales climbed 1.1 per cent, far better than the national figure of 0.3 per cent.
It is the best month-onmonth result since April 2017, and bodes well for Gympie retailers as the Christmas shopping frenzy kicks in.
While it is totally understandable that some Christmas shopping will be done online, at the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, spare a thought for our local traders over the next few weeks and think twice about where you spend your money. Support local when you can. We have a new Chamber of Commerce and there is some real talent in there with the creativity and motivation to achieve results for our business community.
Just look at what Tony Goodman, the new Chamber president, has already achieved for Mary St.
Next Wednesday night is the first of two Mary Christmas events in our main street – these are organised by Mr Goodman and always a fabulous family night.
Many of our small business men and women are under duress, and rely on Christmas trade to get them over the line. Please bear that in mind when you are doing your Christmas shopping. If you can, and if you like the service you receive when you go into that store