Boxing Day No Longer Top Holiday Shopping Day

Boxing Day is no longer the biggest shopping day of the year. Despite two-thirds of Canadians planning to shop for the holidays, 58 per cent of consumers are less inclined to venture out December 26, says a survey by Accenture. Twenty-five per cent of Canadians say Boxing Day is no longer a significant shopping day for them. Excluding the $701 that will be spent by couples with children, Canadians are expected to pay $516 this year rather than last years $721 on Boxing Day. Regardless, 68 per cent of Canadians still plan to participate in holiday shopping in the days leading up to Christmas. Consumers say they will shop stores offering hand sanitizer and masks for public use this holiday season.