Early joy for local retailers

DESPITE Amazon’s Australian launch this week, Sunraysia retailers have remained busy.

Friends Gracie Nelson, 15, Edie Hopgood, 16, and Aaliyah Nugent, 15, squeeze in some Christmas shopping at Mildura Central after their last day of school. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Friends Gracie Nelson, 15, Edie Hopgood, 16, and Aaliyah Nugent, 15, squeeze in some Christmas shopping at Mildura Central after their last day of school. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

With the jolly man himself expected to visit in less then three weeks, Mildura Central manager Leigh Fuller said individual retailers had already extended their hours.

“The beginning of December really kicked people into Christmas shopping,” Mr Fuller said.

“We are seeing a lot of tourists and have had a strong start to December, which is on par (to other years).

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