The day after Christmas is traditionally a busy one at shops and malls throughout the state as the presents that are too large or too small are returned … and people who got gift cards or those who are simply searching for bargains head to the stores. Missouri Retailers Association President David Overfelt expects a lot of customer traffic Wednesday on the heels of what might be described as a less than busy shopping season heading into Christmas.
Overfelt says the day after Christmas, which is a holiday known as Boxing Day in Great Britain and Canada, usually features big sales in those countries. And, he expects the same here because of what he says was a bit of a lull in sales leading up to Christmas.
Overfelt says in addition to people exchanging gifts, a major part of the activity today and in the coming days will be from people redeeming gift cards, which are becoming a major Christmas gift item.