Shoppers boost town’s coffers

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Morecambe’s main shopping centre enjoyed a busy Christmas shopping period as the town bucked the national trend of festive woe for the high street.

Key stores in the Arndale Centre including Tesco, Iceland and Argos, reported increased year-on-year sales and the shopping centre itself had more shoppers through its doors than 12 months ago.

John Watkins, centre manager, said The Visitor’s #SOSMorecambe – Support Our Shops campaign was one of the reasons behind the 
Arndale’s “positive Christmas”.


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