The traditional Boxing Day sale takes place this Monday in Canada

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The traditional day of sales after Christmas takes place this Monday in Canada

This is the first time since December 2019 that consumers can frequent commercial establishments in order to take advantage of the post-Christmas sales without having to deal with health restrictions related to COVID-19.

A survey released this fall by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) suggests consumers may be lured into post-Christmas shopping on Monday to take advantage of holiday season deals. Holidays.

This is the first time since December 2019 that consumers can visit commercial establishments to take advantage of post-Christmas sales without having to deal with health restrictions related to COVID-19.

When the survey conducted by the firm Léger was published at the end of last October, the president for Quebec of the Retail Council of Canada, Michel Rochette, said that he expected that Quebecers return to celebrating in person and shopping in stores this year. He also said he believed that Quebecers' financial concerns would not ruin their habits.

According to the survey conducted last August among 2,505 Canadians, six out of 10 respondents were affected by financial difficulties. but most participants intended to spend roughly the same amount, $790 each, that they planned to spend in 2021. This average rose to $588 in Quebec this year.

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However, the survey showed that 18% of respondents intended to shop during the post-Christmas sales, compared to 28% during Black Friday and 21% during Cyber ​​Monday and the following days, at the end of last month.

On this December 26, merchants and shopping centers in Quebec can open their doors from 1 p.m.

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