Sunday Shopping Gaining Steam
While Saturday has traditionally been the “big” shopping day for most U.S. consumers, recent studies are revealing that shopping on Sunday is becoming, “an all-day event” for many consumers.
“We have gotten into the habit of getting together for lunch and shopping on Sunday afternoons, especially in the late summer/early fall,” began Linda Conklin, of Queens, New York. “Sundays just seem less crazy and more conducive for that kind of social-shopping experience. The less rushed you feel when shopping, the better for everyone.”
For decades now, Blue laws forbidding retail businesses to open on Sunday have been dying, but retail analysts claim that it’s really been within the past five years that many retailers have discovered that the Sunday foot traffic rivals Saturday’s - typically the day with highest customer count. As a result, many retailers around the U.S. have been extending their shorter Sunday hours, opening in the morning or keeping the doors open into the evening.