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Key Trading Dates for 2018

At Store Excel we try to highlight the key trading opportunities for each month ahead of time. This seems to be well received. This year we’ve decided to identify the key moments of the year when sales will be lifted. This is offered as a first checklist for 2018. We will continue to prepare our trading checklists on a month-by-month basis as normal. So the list below is just a starter for the New Year. Breaking news! Royal weddding on 19/05. A big weekend in prospect.

  • Burns Night: 25/01
  • Pancake Tuesday: 13/02
  • Valentine’s Day: 14/02
  • Chinese New Year: 16/02
  • Mothers Day: 11/03
  • St Patrick’s Day: 17/03
  • Good Friday: 30/03
  • Easter Sunday: 01/04
  • Easter Monday: 02/04
  • May Bank Holiday: 07/05
  • Ramadan begins: 15/05
  • Royal Wedding: 19/05
  • Spring Bank Holiday: 28/05
  • Eid Mubarak: 14/06
  • World Cup Commences: 14/06
  • Fathers Day: 17/06
  • USA Independence Day: 04/07
  • World Cup Ends: 15/07
  • August Bank Holiday (Scotland): 06/08
  • Alan Shearer’s birthday: 13/08
  • Eid al Adha 21/08
  • August Bank Holiday: 27/08
  • Halloween: 31/10
  • Bonfire Night: 05/11
  • Diwali: 07/11
  • Black Friday: 23/11
  • Christmas Day: 25/12
  • Boxing Day: 26/12
  • New Years Eve: 31/12

Worth noting these dates as potential sales drivers and planning ahead.

David Gilroy

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